problem creating system image


  1. Posts : 6
    windows 10
       #1

    problem creating system image


    i did a clean install of windows 10 and now i am trying to do a system image and save it to usb but windows keeps saying this is not a valid location, my usb is a sandisk 64 gb formatted to the correct format that windows asks me to do .i have tried to do create a image on two usb flash drives but i keep getting the same error from windows that this is not a valid location . can anyone help me with this problem ?
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  2. Steve C's Avatar
    Posts : 6,695
    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit
       #2

    You might have more luck using Macrium Reflect which many people on this forum recommend for system backups.
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  3. davidhk's Avatar
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    windows 10 Pro ver 20H2 build 19042.867
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    tredstone said:
    i did a clean install of windows 10 and now i am trying to do a system image and save it to usb but windows keeps saying this is not a valid location, my usb is a sandisk 64 gb formatted to the correct format that windows asks me to do .i have tried to do create a image on two usb flash drives but i keep getting the same error from windows that this is not a valid location . can anyone help me with this problem ?
    I have been doing system image backup once a month for over 2 years, since Windows 7 to now Windows 10, on 2 laptops.
    I ALWAYS use the built-in system image backup and it never fails me. Not even ONCE.
    The only difference is : I use an external hard drive instead of an USB drive.
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  4. Posts : 2,777
    Windows 10 Pro X64
       #4

    Hi,

    This should do the trick although I have been successful in creating a system image to a USB flash drive without it too: (I just can't remember how I did it....)

    - create a directory on your USB drive
    - right-click the directory and choose "Share with", "Specific people"
    - choose yourself from the list of users and click Share and Done
    - in the "Create System Image" menu choose "On a network location"
    - now enter the URL for your share (\\your-computer\sharename)
    - enter your username and password and click OK
    Source: http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/w...7ea5fca?auth=1

    Cheers,
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  5. Word Man's Avatar
    Posts : 1,565
    Windows 10 Pro
       #5

    fdegrove said:
    Hi,

    This should do the trick although I have successful in creating a system image to a USB flash drive without it too:



    Source: http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/w...7ea5fca?auth=1

    Cheers,
    That's a nice one.

    Although, I'm a diehard Macrium Reflect fan, once you get over that hump of the USB flash drive issue (and I acknowledge that external USB HDD is likely more reliable/suitable as davidhk does), a particular user can be much better off with native imaging as opposed to 3rd party imaging. Depending on tredstone's individual needs and preferences, there's something to be said for either means of imaging.
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  6. Posts : 2,777
    Windows 10 Pro X64
       #6

    Hi,

    Although, I'm a diehard Macrium Reflect fan
    +1000

    Cheers,
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