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  1.    26 Feb 2016 #21

    You are doing FILE backup. Yes ?
    Actually, I'm not 100% certain.

    I just launched Windows Back-up & Restore, changed the settings and pointed it to the flash drive. I was assuming it was an image.

    I was asking about system Image backup which requires NTFS format.
    On that same FAT32 flash drive, I do routinely make image back ups using both AOMEI and Macrium, so it does seem to work fine in other formats.

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       26 Feb 2016 #22

    We are talking about 2 different topics.

    I am now using a 8GB USB in Fat32 format and Files backup is starting .........................

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       26 Feb 2016 #23

    In Win 10, image backup requires NTFS format.................
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  4.    26 Feb 2016 #24

    We are talking about 2 different topics.
    Yes, I guess we were. Apologies, but I'm not too familiar with Windows Imaging.

    In Win 10, image backup requires NTFS format.................
    This I'm not so sure about, unless I'm missing something again. As mentioned, I routinely make both AOMEI and Macrium back ups on my FAT32 flash drive.

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  5.    26 Feb 2016 #25

    Windows Image Backup will create a System Image Backup on a thumb drive as per @b1rd's link but you won't be able to restore from it.

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       26 Feb 2016 #26

    Edwin said: View Post
    It will create a System Image Backup on a thumb drive as per @b1rd's link but you won't be able to restore from it.

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    Good for you.
    I can't.
    Thee is no point if one cannot restore from it. Yes ?
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       26 Feb 2016 #27

    b1rd said: View Post
    Yes, I guess we were. Apologies, but I'm not too familiar with Windows Imaging.


    This I'm not so sure about, unless I'm missing something again. As mentioned, I routinely make both AOMEI and Macrium back ups on my FAT32 flash drive.

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    We are talking 2 different programs.
    You..............AOMEI
    I................... built-in System Image backup.
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       26 Feb 2016 #28

    davidhk said: View Post
    In Win 10, image backup requires NTFS format.................
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    I don't see USB Drive as an option. You chose hard drive.
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       26 Feb 2016 #29

    Clint said: View Post
    I don't see USB Drive as an option. You chose hard drive.
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    Thank you.
    In first post I did say I am using a 1 TB ext. hdd for image backup.
    MY question is about why I cannot do so in an USB flash drive.

    So, It insists on using either a hard drive or DVDs, or network location, but no USB.
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  •    26 Feb 2016 #30

    Give up David, and stop using that crippled Windows Backup. :) Download Macrium Reflect, like everyone is asking you to do.
    At least, try it out.....it can resore, backup, complete OS images. Without making you jump thru hoops..... :)
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