Windows 10: System Image Problem


  1. Posts : 14
    Windows 10 Pro 1803
       30 May 2017 #1

    System Image Problem


    Running Windows 10 Home, Version 1703, Build 15063.332.

    Every month for the past several years I/we do a SystemImage. Two weeks ago, sensing imminentfailure of the HDD, I installed a Samsung 850 EVO 500gb SSD and transferred allfiles (including Windows 10) from the HDD to the SSD using Samsung Magician softwarethat was included with the SSD.

    System Image within Windows 10 was accessed by clickingSTART-CONTROL PANEL-BACKUP AND RESTORE (Windows 7)-See screenshot:


    Clicking on “Back up or restore your files” yieldsnothing, i.e. no screen change. Nomatter what I have attempted (including a System Restore) I have not been ableto reach the page where it is possible to select CREATE A SYSTEM IMAGE. Aside from File Transfer using SamsungMagician no settings have been changed. Everything else appears as before. Curiously, a System Image is possible using Macrium Reflect but out ITDepartment insists we use Windows 10 for this task, which cannot be done untilthat screen is returned.
    Last edited by Brink; 30 May 2017 at 17:50. Reason: removed broken image
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  2.    30 May 2017 #2

    Abe Froman said: View Post
    Running Windows 10 Home, Version 1703, Build 15063.332.

    Every month for the past several years I/we do a SystemImage. Two weeks ago, sensing imminentfailure of the HDD, I installed a Samsung 850 EVO 500gb SSD and transferred allfiles (including Windows 10) from the HDD to the SSD using Samsung Magician softwarethat was included with the SSD.

    System Image within Windows 10 was accessed by clickingSTART-CONTROL PANEL-BACKUP AND RESTORE (Windows 7)-See screenshot:


    Clicking on “Back up or restore your files” yieldsnothing, i.e. no screen change. Nomatter what I have attempted (including a System Restore) I have not been ableto reach the page where it is possible to select CREATE A SYSTEM IMAGE. Aside from File Transfer using SamsungMagician no settings have been changed. Everything else appears as before. Curiously, a System Image is possible using Macrium Reflect but out ITDepartment insists we use Windows 10 for this task, which cannot be done untilthat screen is returned.
    I expect it is a licence issue why IT dept. will not let you use it. Ask them why not?
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  3. Posts : 14
    Windows 10 Pro 1803
    Thread Starter
       30 May 2017 #3

    Cereberus:

    The uncanny resemblance of our IT guys with a Philistine is believed to be more than coincidence...
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  4.    30 May 2017 #4

    This probably what you are seeing
    --- If so, it means you created the system image backup without including the Set up backup procedure
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    When you include the Set up backup procedure and then follow through with the system image backup procedure this is what you should see
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    I do not use the Windows back up process so I cannot explain how it works that way. I just tried it both ways to see if there was a difference and that's what I came up with.
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  5. badrobot's Avatar
    Posts : 5,086
    Win 10 Pro x64
       30 May 2017 #5

    Sorry I also can't help with the issue because I don't use Windows' native image backup utility. But you may wanna join the bandwagon and use the FREE Macrium Reflect software instead. Most of us here do.
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  6. Bree's Avatar
    Posts : 8,600
    10 Home x64 (1803) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       31 May 2017 #6

    badrobot said: View Post
    Sorry I also can't help with the issue because I don't use Windows' native image backup utility. But you may wanna join the bandwagon and use the FREE Macrium Reflect software instead. Most of us here do.
    Unfortunately for the OP, the decision is not up to them (my bold)...

    Abe Froman said: View Post
    Curiously, a System Image is possible using Macrium Reflect but our IT Department insists we use Windows 10 for this task...
    @Abe Froman, your first attempt at posting a screenshot failed. It would help diagnosis if you could try posting it again.

    How to Upload and Post Screenshots and Files at Ten Forums
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  7. Posts : 1,337
    W10 pro x64 and W8.1 x86
       31 May 2017 #7

    Maybe I'm missing something here, apologies if so...

    Why not just start afresh and use the W10 bootable recovery media which I assume you or your IT dept have already made and just reinstate your chosen backup image. If the images are good and the replacement HDD at least as large as the original one then there shouldn't be an issue.

    W10's own backup utility has worked faultlessly for me many many times in the past, but you have to understand how it works with relation to the single file it creates and also the hidden restore points it also creates each time the backup is run. If the restore points are missing (because for example you have archived (moved) a system image from drive to another, or you have run a disk clean that deleted the restore points then you will not have the full set of images to restore back to.
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  8.    31 May 2017 #8

    Mooly said: View Post
    Maybe I'm missing something here, apologies if so...

    Why not just start afresh and use the W10 bootable recovery media which I assume you or your IT dept have already made and just reinstate your chosen backup image. If the images are good and the replacement HDD at least as large as the original one then there shouldn't be an issue.

    W10's own backup utility has worked faultlessly for me many many times in the past, but you have to understand how it works with relation to the single file it creates and also the hidden restore points it also creates each time the backup is run. If the restore points are missing (because for example you have archived (moved) a system image from drive to another, or you have run a disk clean that deleted the restore points then you will not have the full set of images to restore back to.
    That's what I do the seniors at our senior center and there haven't been any problems.
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