1. Joined : Aug 2015
    Posts : 38
    Windows 10
       09 Mar 2016 #1

    Silly question I know - but


    Can anybody get Windows 10 Backup & Restore to work, I mean actually restore an image back to their HDD?
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  2. Joined : Nov 2015
    Posts : 4,766
    windows 10 Home threshold2
       09 Mar 2016 #2

    Definitely ....... yes.
    Did that since Windows 7 and been doing that 1st day of Windows 10 Technical Preview and now Win 10 RTM.

    In fact it has had saved me several times when I needed to restore the system.
    But I use an external hard drive to save the image backup.
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  3. Joined : Oct 2013
    Posts : 1,962
    Windows 7
       09 Mar 2016 #3

    Alternatively you can use free Macrium which has more functions than the Windows thingy.

    http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials...ium.html?ltr=I
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  4. Joined : Aug 2015
    Posts : 38
    Windows 10
       09 Mar 2016 #4

    davidhk said: View Post
    Definitely ....... yes.
    Did that since Windows 7 and been doing that 1st day of Windows 10 Technical Preview and now Win 10 RTM.

    In fact it has had saved me several times when I needed to restore the system.
    But I use an external hard drive to save the image backup.
    Thanks davidhk, there seems to be plenty of internet comments regarding Windows10 not finding any external HDD's?
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  5. Joined : Nov 2015
    Posts : 4,766
    windows 10 Home threshold2
       09 Mar 2016 #5

    Well, that never happens to me and I do system image backup regularly, about once a month or after heavy updates.
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  6. Joined : Apr 2015
    Posts : 111
    windows 8.1
       09 Mar 2016 #6

    whs said: View Post
    Alternatively you can use free Macrium which has more functions than the Windows thingy.

    http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials...ium.html?ltr=I
    Yes, Macrium is the bible of clone to me, it does good with backups, it is a matter of buying few bucks worth of external drive adapter or enclosure and it will not fail you. What anti virus ? any time some thing is not right, just use the backup and you are in business. Make sure your clone regularly.
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  7. Joined : Aug 2015
    Posts : 38
    Windows 10
       09 Mar 2016 #7

    ramram55 said: View Post
    Yes, Macrium is the bible of clone to me, it does good with backups, it is a matter of buying few bucks worth of external drive adapter or enclosure and it will not fail you. What anti virus ? any time some thing is not right, just use the backup and you are in business. Make sure your clone regularly.
    Have done another backup just. Rebooted with Windows installation disc & tried repair. Cannot find image on this computer. Gone to restore files (advanced) select the backup you want to restore files from, refresh finds nothing. I now have Acronis 2015 which does the job, but its so irritating when you can't get something to work!!
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  8. Joined : Apr 2015
    Posts : 111
    windows 8.1
       09 Mar 2016 #8

    gwladok5 said: View Post
    Have done another backup just. Rebooted with Windows installation disc & tried repair. Cannot find image on this computer. Gone to restore files (advanced) select the backup you want to restore files from, refresh finds nothing. I now have Acronis 2015 which does the job, but its so irritating when you can't get something to work!!
    stick with macrium you will be alright.
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  9. Joined : Oct 2013
    Posts : 1,962
    Windows 7
       09 Mar 2016 #9

    The Windows imaging is pretty messy. That's a known fact.
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