System image issues

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  1. Posts : 7
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #11

    What's this part?
    boot from USB (recovery drive or install media) to Advanced Startup.
    After I install internal SSD, do I hit escape until the options show up for the boot sequence or whatever?
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  2. Posts : 25,084
    10 Home x64 (21H2) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       #12

    Cjcgtr83 said:
    What's this part?
    boot from USB (recovery drive or install media) to Advanced Startup.
    Have you made a usb recovery drive yet? Or do you have a Windows 10 install usb? If so, insert the usb and boot from it. Check your PC manual for how to boot from a usb, the process varies from one make to another. Often there is a 'select boot device' menu available from the bios if you hit a function key when you power up the PC. On mine it is F12.

    See this tutorial's Option Four if you have a recovery drive, or Option Five for the install usb.
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  3. Posts : 7
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #13

    It won't let me save the system image to a usb drive. It says it's not a valid backup location. I had to save the image to an external drive.
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  4. Posts : 25,084
    10 Home x64 (21H2) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       #14

    Cjcgtr83 said:
    It won't let me save the system image to a usb drive. It says it's not a valid backup location. I had to save the image to an external drive.
    You do NOT save the system image to the usb, that should be put on an external HDD as you have already done.

    In addition to that image, you need a usb recovery drive to boot from. That contains the software that is required to read the system image from the HDD and write it onto the empty new drive.
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  5. Posts : 7
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #15

    I guess I was confused about that part. So I follow the next step u listed to do the usb recovery part?
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  6. Posts : 25,084
    10 Home x64 (21H2) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       #16

    Yes. If you can boot from the usb and get to Advanced Startup then you should see a Troubleshoot option. Click on it, then choose Advanced Options. There you should find System Image Recovery like this....




    Now connect your external HDD with the system image on it then click System Image Recovery. You should then be at Option Four, Step 4 in this tutorial (you won't see steps 2 & 3 if you have booted from a recovery drive).

    Troubleshoot Windows 10 failure to boot using Recovery Environment
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