1.    05 Jun 2017 #1
    Join Date : Apr 2017
    Posts : 37
    Windows10 Home Edition

    creating system image in windows10


    Hi all,I created a system image of all my drives from backup and restore in the control panel.I would like to know will that restore my computer completely or should I do something else.Am using version 1730
    build 15063.332,thank-you.
      My ComputerSystem Spec
  2.    05 Jun 2017 #2
    Join Date : Jul 2015
    Posts : 9,416
    Windows 10 Pro

    Built-in Windows backup and restore has proven to be notoriously unreliable. We recommend Macrium Reflect Free.

    No matter which backup program you use, though, you need to have a USB flash drive or DVD containing the recovery part of the program so if your hard drive crashes you boot from the recovery drive in order to restore the image to a new drive. And make sure to test the recovery - both so that you know how to boot the computer from it and that it works (at least the computer will boot into the recovery program, you don't have to go all the way and do a recovery).
      My ComputerSystem Spec
  3.    05 Jun 2017 #3
    Join Date : Apr 2017
    Posts : 37
    Windows10 Home Edition
    Thread Starter

    That answers my question,thank-you for the quick reply.
      My ComputerSystem Spec
  4.    12 Jun 2017 #4
    Join Date : Apr 2017
    Posts : 37
    Windows10 Home Edition
    Thread Starter

    Macrium Free


    I have one other question.Took your advice and using Macrium Reflect.I made the image and did everything they recommend.I chose not to set a schedule because it's not important in my case.I will update it once a month.That's the question,should it be an incremental backup.I don't understand what that means or what it does,thank-you.
      My ComputerSystem Spec
  5.    12 Jun 2017 #5
    Join Date : Oct 2014
    Arnold, MD
    Posts : 29,071
    Triple boot - Win 10 Pro, Win 10 Pro Insider (2) - (and a sprinkling of VMs)

    Quote Originally Posted by eore View Post
    I have one other question.Took your advice and using Macrium Reflect.I made the image and did everything they recommend.I chose not to set a schedule because it's not important in my case.I will update it once a month.That's the question,should it be an incremental backup.I don't understand what that means or what it does,thank-you.
    If your intent is only once per month, a full image backup is recommended. Incrementals save only what has changed since the last full. After a month, the incremental would be almost the same size as a full anyway. No advantage to an incremental after a month's worth of changes, and it would greatly increase the restore time, if needed.

    Side note: Weekly, at a minimum, is better than monthly. Full Image.
      My ComputersSystem Spec
  6.    13 Jun 2017 #6
    Join Date : Apr 2017
    Posts : 37
    Windows10 Home Edition
    Thread Starter

    Thank-you
      My ComputerSystem Spec

 


Similar Threads
Thread Forum
Creating System / OS Image in Win 10 Pro
I am looking to create a system image for Windows 10 (the drive the OS / programs are installed on only). I am reading this tutorial and was a bit confused on a few things: How to create an image backup in Windows 10 and restore it, if need be |...
General Support
Solved Questions about creating a system Image backup - a bit coinfused
Hi I want to use the "windows system image backup tool" to an external hard drive which is a backup that already contains other folders from several computers that I need to keep. Ive never done this B4 so these are baby questions ; ) Question:...
Backup and Restore
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...
Backup and Restore
Creating System Image Backup Issues
I made a thread here some time ago in trying to create a System Image (Sys Img) using a 3.0USB 1 TB Toshiba External HDD. My issue is it runs then stops with errors and creates blank folders in the ExtHDD. essenbe this is the fella you were having...
Backup and Restore
Creating System Image Backup Issues
I have a Toshiba 1 tb external hard drive and my issue is this, I reformatted the drive to NTFS to have a fresh disk to use. That went fine; it shows in Disk Management, it shows in Device Manager, it shows in This PC...BUT....it does not show in...
Backup and Restore
Our Sites
Site Links
About Us
Windows 10 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 10" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd
All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:43.
Find Us
Twitter Facebook Google+ Ten Forums iOS App Ten Forums Android App



Windows 10 Forums