Is there any way to clone my windows 10 state?

  1. Posts : 3
    Multi-Boot Windows 10 Pro\Ubuntu 16.04\Remix OS 2.0

    Is there any way to clone my windows 10 state?

    hello everyone first excuse me if i posted in the wrong session i spent a while trying to know were exactly i would post this, also sorry for being such a newbie .

    I've been playing around on my computer trying to organize it and install multiple OS's and i was about to try to install a hackintosh on it too, but as known it is a very troublesome OS to work with on a windows machine, and i fear that i could loose all my data by attempting to do it. i know... backups but it goes beyond backups, i finally got all my stuff working right at the moment. i worry not with the data i can back up normaly but for my tons of softwares and settings that i got on it and would be incredibly annoying having to set it up again in a fresh Win10. it would be perfect

    is there a way to create an "image" or "recovery/save point" from my windows current state now that can be loaded on a fresh windows 10 later containing all my data and settings and softwares?

    any programs that could do this? or suggestion of something similar ?
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  2. Posts : 42,512
    Win 10 Pro (22H2) (2nd PC is 22H2)

    Hi, disk imaging creates compressed images of partitions and disks. This allows you to exactly to restore Windows (system image) or any partition as it was when you created the image, relatively quickly without technical help.

    This is strongly recommended time and again here to protect you PC, Windows, your data and your sanity.

    Images can be and should be updated periodically and before and after a major change. Image updates are smaller and faster than the first image.

    You can even restore your PC to a new disk- and some claim, to a new PC.
    E.g. Macrium Reflect (free) + its boot medium + external storage. There are several others from Aomei to Veeam Endpoint.

    If you wanted to transfer programs and settings from one OS to another, have a look at Laplink products or similar. Not free, and does a quite different and specific job.

    Also be aware of System Restore (from XP on) - turned off by default in Win 10, and on each major upgrade. This only protects limited areas, and not your data at all.
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  3. Posts : 7,998
    windows 10

    For multi o/s it's simple safe and free to use virtual box and run them as virtual PCs you don't mess with drives boot etc so very safe and you can run any o/s
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