System image and cloud

  1. Posts : 6
    Win10 version 20H2 build 19042.804

    System image and cloud

    Have a two part question. I consider myself medium to a bit above in terms of tech and figuring things out. But, I am fairly new with regards to system "image", backup, etc.... Believe it or not, I thought they were the same. Now I look back and think how much headache I could have saved myself with a system image, especially incremental. Anyways, for "newbie" in this realm...what is a good system image program? Literally all I would use it for. Is the Windows 10 program okay, or should I look for a better, hopefully free, software.

    Secondly...I haven't found much on here about Cloud Storage. I use multiple cloud storage programs (non-Google and Microsoft). I am trying and REALLY like IceDrive. I love the ability to actually have it mounted as a local drive. Does anyone know how or other programs that will allow other cloud storage programs to be mounted as a "local drive?" I ran OneDrive before but it caused so much headache, and then trying to get it off a computer once you use it was a pain (at least for me). Anyways...thanks again for any help! The below is my CURRENT windows 10:

    Edition Windows 10 Pro
    Version 20H2
    Installed on ‎2/‎15/‎2021
    OS build 19042.804
    Experience Windows Feature Experience Pack 120.2212.551.0
      My Computer

  2. Posts : 17,049
    Windows 10 Home x64 Version 22H2 Build 19045.4170


    No, 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 MS said not to in their announcement of Windows 10 Version 1709 and have never withdrawn that warning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 [free edition] 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

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

    All the best,
      My Computer


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