Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12

  1. Joined : Aug 2014
    Australia, Adelaide
    Posts : 1,390
    W7 Ultimate SP1 (64 bit), LM 18.1 MATE (64 bit), W10IP VM, W10 Home
       09 Sep 2016 #11

    The latest Macrium Reflect Free installer is ~45 MB.

    The WAIK or WADK downloads required to create the Macrium Recovery disc are much larger (up to ~1.7 GB).
      My System SpecsSystem Spec


  2. Joined : May 2016
    Massachusetts
    Posts : 102
    Windows 10 Pro 32-bit
       09 Sep 2016 #12

    @Alphaheat in my post #6 I was just trying to ensure creating a system image backup with it's appropriate rescue media. I would like to add the following: once you create a system image backup and it's rescue media, test it out to ensure it works. Then have a schedule that suits you to keep them up either automatically or manually: as a simple computer user I do mine manually on a monthly basis.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec


  3. Joined : Sep 2016
    もののけ
    Posts : 51
    Win 10 Pro (1607)
       10 Sep 2016 #13

    MeAndMyComputer said: View Post
    @Alphaheat in my post #6 I was just trying to ensure creating a system image backup with it's appropriate rescue media. I would like to add the following: once you create a system image backup and it's rescue media, test it out to ensure it works. Then have a schedule that suits you to keep them up either automatically or manually: as a simple computer user I do mine manually on a monthly basis.
    Yeah I never bothered to create a system image back up.

    I ended up doing a clean install of Windows 10 so its like starting on a fresh slate.

    From now on, I'll do monthly system image back ups. It should save me the trouble if something goes wrong again.

    Now I just need to find a really good program that does it. Many people have said 3rd party programs are better and more reliable. A few people above me suggested some so I'll check those out.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec


  4. Joined : Jun 2015
    UK
    Posts : 1,316
    Windows 10 Home x64 (Laptop), Windows 10 Pro x64 (Desktop)
       10 Sep 2016 #14

    When you do your clean install, I would make a system image backup of the clean install immediately after Windows 10 is started, again when you have updated the drivers and again when you have installed your programs. That way you have some 'clean' backups to use in the event of serious problems.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec


  5. Joined : Sep 2016
    もののけ
    Posts : 51
    Win 10 Pro (1607)
       10 Sep 2016 #15

    Steve C said: View Post
    When you do your clean install, I would make a system image backup of the clean install immediately after Windows 10 is started, again when you have updated the drivers and again when you have installed your programs. That way you have some 'clean' backups to use in the event of serious problems.
    Yeah I'm currently updating all my drivers and making sure everything is working before I do.

    Unfortunately, I ran into some problems with the menu not opening and not being able to search for programs. Really frustrating because this happened right after a clean install....

    I'm making a new topic to address this.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec


  6. Joined : May 2016
    Massachusetts
    Posts : 102
    Windows 10 Pro 32-bit
       10 Sep 2016 #16

    On third party programs I am a fan of Macrium Reflect which has already been mentioned. The reason third party programs are better is because they have more capabilities but I have nothing against the built-in system image backups as none of them have failed on me either. I have volunteered for quite a few years at a couple of non-profit organizations and my usual advice is: select a backup program but test it once it's completed. I've literally seen tears in people's eyes when they lost their data because they don't want to bother backing up their system, especially their data. I carry a portable external hard drive and show them how easy it is to encourage them to purchase an external hard drive and maintain a scheduled backup but most of the time it doesn't matter to them. I could go on and on but I think you know what I mean.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec


  7. Joined : Jan 2015
    UK, Midlands
    Posts : 6,543
    Win 10 Pro (1607)
       10 Sep 2016 #17

    Alphaheat said: View Post
    Yeah I'm currently updating all my drivers and making sure everything is working before I do.

    Unfortunately, I ran into some problems with the menu not opening and not being able to search for programs. Really frustrating because this happened right after a clean install....

    I'm making a new topic to address this.
    You shouldn't have to update your drivers after installing Win 10 - your main drivers needed for your PC (as compared with, say, a driver for a scanner) are looked after by Windows. Note: The use of driver scanning programs is actively discouraged here- although I would use one in exceptional circumstances.

    When you first installed Windows, did your start menu open? And could you search then?

    See e.g.
    Solved Anniversary Update: Search not working properly - Windows 10 Forums
    It's often worth searching before posting.
    I searched the forum for
    anniversary upgrade cannot search

    You could see if anything already solved helps you.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec


  8. Joined : Sep 2016
    もののけ
    Posts : 51
    Win 10 Pro (1607)
       10 Sep 2016 #18

    dalchina said: View Post
    You shouldn't have to update your drivers after installing Win 10 - your main drivers needed for your PC (as compared with, say, a driver for a scanner) are looked after by Windows. Note: The use of driver scanning programs is actively discouraged here- although I would use one in exceptional circumstances.

    When you first installed Windows, did your start menu open? And could you search then?

    See e.g.
    Solved Anniversary Update: Search not working properly - Windows 10 Forums
    It's often worth searching before posting.
    I searched the forum for
    anniversary upgrade cannot search

    You could see if anything already solved helps you.
    To summarize,

    I did a fresh install of Windows 10 and afterwards, I updated Windows to the Anniversary Update and that seems to solve the my problems.

    So far I haven't had any problems with the Anniversary Update so I would call this a success in my book.

    I appreciate the help from you all.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec


  9. Joined : Jan 2015
    UK, Midlands
    Posts : 6,543
    Win 10 Pro (1607)
       10 Sep 2016 #19

    Good to hear that.. hope it continues!
      My System SpecsSystem Spec


 
Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12


Similar Threads
Thread Forum
Major Update Problems
The last major update (early December) downloaded and installed without errors or problems. Upon starting the PC the following day, I found extra icons on my desktop, start menu with extra icons, and many apps that I had previous remove...
Windows Updates and Activation
Major problems with windows 10
Hi, I upgraded to windows 10 when it came out. End of August an automatic update sent my computer into BSOD. Fixed this with help but since then have to continually use task manager, powershell, run as admin and then copy/paste the following:- ...
General Support
Recent update in Windows 10 caused major problems
I upgraded to windows 10 and for a couiple of days everything was fine then i had an automatic update and thats when my problems started. I know one of the reasons Windows 10 is free is to get everyone on Windows Edge the stupid thing is since the...
General Support
Major issues with Windows 10
Hello, I upgraded to windows 10 and now whenever I turn my laptop on it takes ages to load. When it does finally loud up I encounter a serious problem. I have no icons on my desktop and the date/time is also missing. The taskbar is completely...
General Support
Major Windows Update Problems
For the last 3 builds I have had major windows update issues. I have the same problem on 2 Win10 machines. Its not my network because all my Windows 8.1 machines update just fine. I have done multiple clean installs. When I do a clean install...
Windows Updates and Activation
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 21:28.
Find Us
Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 10 Forums