1.    18 Feb 2016 #1
    Join Date : Jul 2015
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    Windows 7 Home w/SP-1

    How to create reinstall disc for windows 10

    I updated a Lenovo Laptop from it's original Windows 8 (not 8.1) to Windows 10. The Laptop is working fine with all the updates and added apps install. Now, how do I create a reinstall, recovery or image disc in order to restore the OS prior to the time just before creating this backup disc? Again, this was an update to Windows 10, not a clean install. Any help will be appreciated. Thanks

    NOTE: Sorry, will check tutorials first.
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  2.    18 Feb 2016 #2
    Join Date : Oct 2013
    Posts : 2,014
    Windows 7

    You have several options:

    1) How To Create Windows 10 Installation Disk Or Bootable USB

    2) Windows 10

    3. Make an image: Imaging with free Macrium - Windows 7 Help Forums

    This works also with Windows 10 although it was originally written for Windows 7.
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  3.    18 Feb 2016 #3
    Join Date : Nov 2015
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    64bit Win 10 Pro ver 1607 Build 14393.105

    For completeness you should also look at the Windows 10 method for creating a system image that you can use.

    System Image - Create in Windows 10

    A lot of people prefer Macrium for this but I find the built-in W10 method also works fine for me.
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  4.    18 Feb 2016 #4
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    Windows 10 Pro

    Also, if you make a vanilla Windows 10 installation disk/USB from a downloaded ISO, you can save your computer specific drivers by creating a folder on the USB or other location. I call my DriversW10, but you can call it whatever you want. Then from an elevated ("run as administrator") command prompt run:

    dism /online /export-driver /destination:E:\DriversW10

    The part in red will be the path to whatever folder you make. Then when you do a clean install, if you have unknown devices in device manger you can update driver software and point it to the DriversW10 folder and it will pull the driver out of there and install it.
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  5.    18 Feb 2016 #5
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 14951
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