Windows 10: Has anyone tried w10 full system backup and restore? Solved

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  1. Posts : 1,546
    W7 32 bit, Linux Mint Xfce 18 64 bit
       31 Oct 2014 #1

    Has anyone tried w10 full system backup and restore?


    Though some testing. Windows 10 is a little too picky about being changed. I was trying my backup software & I also tried partition to partition copy using Mini partition wizard. Both methods ended with windows 10 not able to boot. All windows 10 files were restored & I tried the repair option, it still showed the boot error. I didn't try partition to partition backup with windows 7, that restored fine with my backup software. I don't quite remember the error message but said this file was missing winload.exe which was not missing.

    I haven't tried windows 10 full system backup & restore, So has anyone tried it?

    Thank you for the info in advance.
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    Ubuntu14.04x64 MintMate17x64 Win10Prox64
       31 Oct 2014 #2

    I use : Macrium Reflect Free Without any problem.
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  3. Posts : 154
    Windows 10 Technical Preview x64
       31 Oct 2014 #3

    If you're talking about Windows native backup/restore, no I havent as I have never had any luck with it. I have used Macrium Reflect for all my imaging needs, and I've never looked back.

    Edit: Ninjad by Dino!
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  4. Posts : 8,345
    Windows 10 Professional
       31 Oct 2014 #4

    Native Windows Image Backup and Restore worked okay for me.
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  5. Posts : 1,042
    Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
       31 Oct 2014 #5

    I didn`t know 10 had a backup program, where is it ?
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  6. Posts : 4,343
    Win 10 Pro x64
       31 Oct 2014 #6

    +1 for Macrium.

    I use the Macrium bootable USB rescue media to fix boot problems which I already tried with Win 10 and it works like a charm.
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  7. Posts : 8,345
    Windows 10 Professional
       31 Oct 2014 #7

    AddRAM said: View Post
    I didn`t know 10 had a backup program, where is it ?
    Control Panel, File History, bottom left
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  8. Posts : 1,042
    Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
       31 Oct 2014 #8

    Well that`s good to see, I thought they removed it, it`s always worked perfect for me with 7, the few times I tested it.

    But for redundancy I use Macrium too.
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  9. Posts : 4,343
    Win 10 Pro x64
       31 Oct 2014 #9

    AddRAM said: View Post
    Well that`s good to see, I thought they removed it, it`s always worked perfect for me with 7, the few times I tested it.

    But for redundancy I use Macrium too.

    It's been under File History since Win 8
    But it doesn't matter. Macrium got us covered.
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  10.    31 Oct 2014 #10

    AddRAM said: View Post
    Well that`s good to see, I thought they removed it, it`s always worked perfect for me with 7, the few times I tested it.

    But for redundancy I use Macrium too.
    I use Macrium Reflect as my main imaging program and Windows Imaging as a secondary backup, mainly because I have had problems with restoring Windows image, where as Macrium has never failed me.
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