Can i use Windows Backup to restore


  1. Posts : 92
    Windows 10 Home
       #1

    Can i use Windows Backup to restore


    My laptop USB-C is not working and still under warranty. Probably the board will get replaced with the same one. Can i use Windows Backup to restore it if the board in fact is replaced or does the image backup is tied to the original board?
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  2. Posts : 17,049
    Windows 10 Home x64 Version 22H2 Build 19045.4170
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    Don't use Windows imaging.

    MS said not to in their announcement of Windows 10 Version 1709 and have never withdrawn that warning

    imaging deprecated in Ver 1709 - TenForums



    Macrium Reflect is often recommended in this forum for making system images. Other utilities are available but this one is so commonplace that you can get plenty of help for it.

    Backup and Restore with Macrium Reflect - TenForumsTutorials
    Macrium Software Macrium Reflect Free
    Macrium USB - TenForums
    Macrium Reflect KnowledgeBase - user guide [version-independent link]

    It can also make bootable system images. This facility is called viBoot and it requires Win10 Pro.
    Macrium viBoot - Macrium KB
    Macrium viBoot - Create Virtual Machine using Macrium Image - TenForumsTutorials

    According to the Macrium Reflect user guide, you need to use their ReDeploy component for what you anticipate.
    Re-deploying Windows to new hardware using Macrium ReDeploy
    I suggest that your best bet, after studying that user guide section, would be to post any questions in the tutorial
    Backup and Restore with Macrium Reflect - TenForumsTutorials
    because they do seem quite happy to assist new Macrium users there.



    While you're thinking about backups, consider Backup and Restore Device Drivers - TenForumsTutorials as well.

    All the best,
    Denis
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  3. Posts : 92
    Windows 10 Home
    Thread Starter
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    Didn't know Windows Backup has it final days closing because is the one i use still works, but i have never used it in this scenario were motherboard is changed even if it's the same model. I will try Macrium Reflect.
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  4. Posts : 17,049
    Windows 10 Home x64 Version 22H2 Build 19045.4170
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    Several other users have mentioned that they still use Windows Backup for their system images.
    - Sometimes MS uses 'deprecated' to mean no longer working.
    - Sometimes MS uses 'deprecated' to mean that only security vulnerabilities will be patched in the future but functional degradations will not.
    But Windows Backup has always been a pig when restoring to different hardware.

    I started using Acronis TI years ago and one of its benefits was that it could cope with different hardware. But Acronis is not as popular in this forum as Macrium Reflect so help is not as easy to get.

    Best of luck,
    Denis
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  5. Posts : 32,276
    10 Home x64 (22H2) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       #5

    Try3 said:
    Several other users have mentioned that they still use Windows Backup for their system images.
    - Sometimes MS uses 'deprecated' to mean no longer working.
    - Sometimes MS uses 'deprecated' to mean that only security vulnerabilities will be patched in the future but functional degradations will not.

    The word 'deprecated' was first used to describe 'system image backup' when MS released 1709. The current documentation no longer uses the word 'deprecated' in the text (although oddly it still remains in the URL for this page). MS now say that ... "The features described below are no longer being actively developed, and might be removed in a future update".

    Windows 10 features we’re no longer developing


    Feature Details and mitigation Announced in version
    System Image Backup (SIB) Solution We recommend that users use full-disk backup solutions from other vendors. 1709
    https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/win...cated-features

    But Windows Backup has always been a pig when restoring to different hardware.
    I can believe that, it can be enough of a pig when restoring to the same hardware.
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    LM2007 said:
    My laptop USB-C is not working and still under warranty. Probably the board will get replaced with the same one. Can i use Windows Backup to restore it if the board in fact is replaced or does the image backup is tied to the original board?
    Yes, you can. You might prefer one of the many third party programs - there are many which have free versions.They do a similar basic job, but differ in features, flexibility, ease of use, etc.
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  7. Posts : 17,049
    Windows 10 Home x64 Version 22H2 Build 19045.4170
       #7

    Bree said:
    The word 'deprecated'
    Bree,

    And if you try to use an
    Code:
    AT
    command, you'll see another use of 'deprecated'.
    Can i use Windows Backup to restore-deprecated.png
    It's all a bit Humpty Dumpty.

    All the best,
    Denis
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  8. Posts : 14,223
    Win10 Pro and Home, Win11 Pro and Home, Win7, Linux Mint
       #8

    From the latest Version and Build about Backup:
    Can i use Windows Backup to restore-image.png
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