Windows 10: System Image

  1.    23 Nov 2017 #1

    System Image


    HI all,
    I'm curious to know if Control panel/'back up and restore'/'create system image'/ can be used to clone my HHD to an SSD that I can boot from? Appreciate you help.
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  2.    23 Nov 2017 #2

    Hi, I suggest you don't bother with Backup & Restore- even MS recommends using 3rd party tools now. It's a legacy feature which will be deprecated.
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    10 Home x64 (1809) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       23 Nov 2017 #3

    Theoretically, yes. But as most new SSDs come in a kit including migration software, probably unnecessary. Anyway, as Dalchina says, it's a deprecated feature now.

    Microsoft said:
    System Image Backup (SIB) Solution
    We recommend that users use full-disk backup solutions from other vendors.
    Features removed or Deprecated in Windows 10 Fall Creators Update
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  4.    23 Nov 2017 #4

    Thanks for your replies


    This drive originally came with Acronis but I think it expired. The key doesn't work any more. Acronis is now $45/per year and the free trial version does not have the clone feature. Any ideas on free clone software?
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  5.    23 Nov 2017 #5
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    W10 pro x64 and W8.1 x86
       25 Nov 2017 #6

    I'm favouring AOMEI lately. Superb product that comes with a really well written user manual. Both Disk and Partition clone appear to be available within the freeware version.

    AOMEI Software: Data Backup & Restore, Hard Drive Partition, Disk Clone

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  7.    25 Nov 2017 #7

    Mooly said: View Post
    I'm favouring AOMEI lately. Superb product that comes with a really well written user manual. Both Disk and Partition clone appear to be available within the freeware version.

    AOMEI Software: Data Backup & Restore, Hard Drive Partition, Disk Clone

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    As a basic free tool it is ok, but does not have Macrium Reflect's flexibility. It failed miserably in my tests to backup 32bit uefi installations as found on many hybrid laptops and tablets.
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