Windows 10: System Image & Repair Disk Solved

  1.    05 Jun 2016 #1

    System Image & Repair Disk


    Hello all,
    When I purchased my computer, a salesman recommended I make a system image in case of computer failure and said I should use a 32 GB external drive. So I took his recommendation and bought one of those USB types.
    As I pulled up the application to perform this operation, I saw there was a link to make a system repair disk. So I decided to do that first. I had a dvd-rw 4.7 gb and use that. The down load went well.
    Next I placed the USB device into the slot and started the download but about 20 minutes later, my computer asks me to place another disk to continue. Why? Is not the 32 gb usb enough to make a system image on usb?
    So what do I need to do or check? I speak very little computerese.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  2.    05 Jun 2016 #2

    rjordan393 said: View Post
    Hello all,
    When I purchased my computer, a salesman recommended I make a system image in case of computer failure and said I should use a 32 GB external drive. So I took his recommendation and bought one of those USB types.
    As I pulled up the application to perform this operation, I saw there was a link to make a system repair disk. So I decided to do that first. I had a dvd-rw 4.7 gb and use that. The down load went well.
    Next I placed the USB device into the slot and started the download but about 20 minutes later, my computer asks me to place another disk to continue. Why? Is not the 32 gb usb enough to make a system image on usb?
    So what do I need to do or check? I speak very little computerese.
    Windows will not recognize a thumb drive (usb) for system images.
    Try using an external hard drive, (if you have access to one).
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  3.    05 Jun 2016 #3

    Thanks,
    I'll check out whats available at my local electronics store.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  4.    06 Jun 2016 #4

    I went to "Best Buy" and purchased an external hard drive by "WD" that has 3 tb capacity. If they had the 2 tb in stock, I would have picked out that one. Either one will give me much more capacity that I will ever need as it will only be used to restore "Windows Files". I prefer to keep my personal files on C drive and keep a backup of them on a thumb drive.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec


 

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