Windows 10 System Image Restore

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  1. Posts : 17,616
    Windows 11 Pro
       #61

    I would open a command prompt with admin privileges and run:
    Code:
    reagentc /disable
    Then delete the partitions in red:
    Windows 10 System Image Restore-capture.jpg
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  2. Posts : 22
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #62

    Thanks NavyLCDR - I now have this: -

    Windows 10 System Image Restore-macrium_2.jpg

    I can use Extend Partition to resize the D: dive using some or all of the unallocated 955.5GB but what can I do with the unallocated 401MB and 800MB.

    Now that I've restored my Windows System Image can I delete the Windows.old folder on my C: drive?

    Once I've done all these tasks I will create a new system image with either Macrium Reflect or AOMEI Backupper - both recommended on the Forum. How long should it take to create a system image backup?
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  3. Posts : 19,022
    Win 10 Home 10.0.19044.2075 (x64) [21H2]
       #63

    DonaldStott said:
    Thanks NavyLCDR - I now have this: -

    Windows 10 System Image Restore-macrium_2.jpg

    I can use Extend Partition to resize the D: dive using some or all of the unallocated 955.5GB but what can I do with the unallocated 401MB and 800MB.

    Now that I've restored my Windows System Image can I delete the Windows.old folder on my C: drive?

    Once I've done all these tasks I will create a new system image with either Macrium Reflect or AOMEI Backupper - both recommended on the Forum. How long should it take to create a system image backup?




    Here are some answers...
    How to Delete Windows.old and $Windows.~BT folders in Windows 10


    Now, do this...

    1. Just resize the ESP partition to include the 401MB.
    2. Resize the D:\ partition to include the 800MB.
    3. Resize D:\ again to include the 955GB space.


    Ok... now it looks like this...

    Windows 10 System Image Restore-m1.png






    1. Resize the D:\ partition 150GB smaller by shrinking D:\ to the RIGHT. We want 150GB space between C: and D:

    Now it looks like this...

    Windows 10 System Image Restore-m2.png



    1. Now all we need to do is resize the C:\ partition to include the 150.0 GB of unallocated space.
    2. After that it will look like this...

    Windows 10 System Image Restore-m3.png



    NOW.... make your backup.
    On MY computer (you can see my specs), it takes me about 75 seconds for every 20GB on my C:\ drive.
    I only have 40GB on my C:\ drive... divided by 20GB = 2
    2 x 75 seconds = 150 secs divided by 60 = 2 and 1/2 minutes.

    If we're talking about your laptop... it'll probably take about 45 minutes to make a backup.
    You have 441 GB of data on your C:\ drive... divided by 20 = 22.05
    If this is your laptop, figure about 2 minutes per 20 GB. So... 22 x 2 = 44 minutes.

    The secret to fast backups... is to not have very many GB on your C:\ drive.
    Like if you're installing a large game... install the game on a storage drive, rather than on the C:\ drive... etc.









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    Last edited by Ghot; 1 Week Ago at 16:32.
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  4. Posts : 22
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #64

    Looking good ...

    Windows 10 System Image Restore-macrium_3.jpg

    - - - Updated - - -

    I've now used Macrium Reflect Free version to 'Create an image of the partition(s) required to backup and restore Windows' - that is safely stored on my NAS box which is running with RAID 5 and has two external backups to HDDs.

    Once I've copied over all my files and folders to the new extended D: drive partition I'll use Macrium Reflect to 'Create a file and folder backup' but will need to upgrade to Premium?

    Is it now safe to delete Windows.old, $Windows.~BT and $Windows.~WS folders ?
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  5. Posts : 25,816
    10 Home x64 (21H2) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       #65

    DonaldStott said:
    Once I've copied over all my files and folders to the new extended D: drive partition I'll use Macrium Reflect to 'Create a file and folder backup' but will need to upgrade to Premium?

    Files and Folder backup is a Premium feature, so yes. However, that may not be necessary. If you want to back up those files then all you need to do in Free is make an image of just the D: partition. You can easily mount any Macrium image to browse it in File Explorer and copy any files you may want to retrieve.


    Is it now safe to delete Windows.old, $Windows.~BT and $Windows.~WS folders ?

    If you have made a full image, then yes. If needs be you could restore the image to go back.
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