Windows 10 Recovery Help required

  1.    06 Mar 2016 #1

    Windows 10 Recovery Help required

    Hi! I need to restore from a backup image. Firstly the restore from the original installation disc cannot find the image, even though there are at least 4 sat on various connected HDD's.

    Also, if I create a recovery drive on a USB stick, is that just another way to locate the image to recover from?

    The instructions suggest that the restore will take place from the USB stick only.
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  2.    07 Mar 2016 #2

    Hi gwladok5,

    I'm pretty sure that you should be able to create a bootable flash drive (recovery drive) which will allow you to boot from it, as well as navigate to your back up image to load it. However, I use third party imaging programs that work that way, and I would assume Win-10 imaging works in the same manner.
    How to Create a USB Recovery Drive in Windows 10

    There are some other free third party back up programs that many people prefer over what comes with Windows. I've included two of the more popular ones below.
    Macrium Reflect Free
    AOMEI Backupper Standard

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  3.    11 Mar 2016 #3

    The second option down in the left column from a bootable Win 10 medium (including the USB Recovery Drive) allows you to select a system image file.
    (Ignore the 'Click on' pointer... it's not that one.. just an image I found!)
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  4.    11 Mar 2016 #4

    Would you prefer the picture with the "Click on" removed.

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  5.    11 Mar 2016 #5


    Click image for larger version. 

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  6.    11 Mar 2016 #6

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