Windows Image Creation

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  1. Posts : 441
    Windows 10
       #1

    Windows Image Creation


    Hello Boys and Girls

    I would really like to know what is wrong with the built in windows 10 back up image software.

    I have tested this windows software without problems, it does what it says on the tin.

    So why does everyone on this forum suggest to use the same free program to do the same job that is already built in to windows.
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  2. Posts : 1,625
    W7 Pro x64 | W10 IP x64 | Linux Mint VM
       #2

    Yes Windows System Image works fine System Image - Create in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums

    But people do often prefer third party apps, Macrium for instance offers a lot of flexibility with its backups and cloning options. Same reason people use third party AVs instead of Defender, choice. I'm not sure why you're so hung up on this.
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  3. DJG
    Posts : 433
    Windows 10 Pro x64 21H2 19044.1741
       #3

    I've been using Paragon Hard Disk Manager (not free) for many years and it's never failed. It's quick with many options and useful features, as well as excellent support. I have a half dozen Win 10 images since the first upgrade - they've been used several times to restore while trying some hacks and tweaks :).
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  4. Posts : 17,349
    Windows 11 Pro
       #4

    I prefer Macrium Reflect Free just because I know how it works, I know how the rescue USB works and I don't want to have to discover how built in Windows backup/restore works
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  5. Posts : 111
    windows 8.1
       #5

    NavyLCDR said:
    I prefer Macrium Reflect Free just because I know how it works, I know how the rescue USB works and I don't want to have to discover how built in Windows backup/restore works
    Well said, Macrium is the best one to back up and I recommend it.
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  6. DJG
    Posts : 433
    Windows 10 Pro x64 21H2 19044.1741
       #6

    ramram55 said:
    Well said, Macrium is the best one to back up and I recommend it.
    Best free :)
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  7. Posts : 86
    Windows 10 Pro
       #7

    I've been trying out the AOMEI BackUpper Standard and I did a restore from a windows 10 backup on a laptop with no issues. It's also a good choice.
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  8. Posts : 441
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #8

    Thanks I'm gonna check out Macrium Reflect Free.
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  9. Posts : 1,524
    Windows 10 Pro (32-bit) 16299.15
       #9

    One reason I don't use System Image any more is that Microsoft blow hot and cold on whether they'll include and support Backup software in Windows.

    I used Windows XP's built-in Backup (which was pretty good, as long as you could create and use the recovery diskette to boot from in case of serious failure) for many years. But could I read my backup files when I upgraded to Windows 8...? Nope, no support for the format.

    Windows 8 had the Windows 7-style Backup and Restore, but it disappeared in Windows 8.1 (and System Image became harder to find too).

    Now Windows 7-style Backup and Restore is back again in Windows 10, but is it there permanently, or will it disappear again...?
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  10. Posts : 46
    64-bit 10240 10 Pro
       #10

    I use Macrium and it will restore my system in less than 2 minutes. The build in MS tool takes quite a long time.
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