1. Joined : Jun 2016
    Posts : 6
    Windows 10
       01 Jul 2016 #1

    System image create option missing

    Just about got my new install of windows 10 running how I like and thought I should make a system image on an external back drive just in case.

    So I followed the instructions to get to control panel > Backup and Restore (Windows 7) but that's it no option to select a drive and create an image. In fact nothing at all, just a dead end functionality wise.

    I've tried inserting USB drives, hot swap sata drive (my preferred image media) - but still nothing.

    File history is working fine.

    Maybe there's another setting I need to tweak ?

    Any ideas ?

    Edit - I've been able to create a 'recovery drive' on a hot swap sata hard drive so I guess that's as good as a system image or am I missing something here as well ?

    Regards Tim
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  2. Joined : Mar 2015
    Messinias, Greece
    Posts : 180
    Win 10 64bit with AU
       01 Jul 2016 #2

    If you choose 'File History' instead of 'Backup...' there is an option at the bottom of the bar on the left to create a System Image. This is the way I always do it and it works fine.
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  3. Joined : Jun 2016
    Posts : 6
    Windows 10
       01 Jul 2016 #3

    turns out I had already tried that path and the same thing happens ie I get a page showing "back up or restore your files" and that's it nothing else anywhere - very odd.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  4. Joined : Aug 2015
    Posts : 20,949
    Windows10Pro 64Bit on 2 DeskTop Computers
       01 Jul 2016 #4

    For the Best image backup program to use for your Windows 10, I suggest you use Macrium Reflect Free. Its far better than the built-in Windows app, with more features, and much more dependable!!! Lots of us on here use Macrium.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  5. Joined : Jun 2016
    Posts : 6
    Windows 10
       01 Jul 2016 #5

    Thanks for the link to Macrium, just downloaded, installed and ran it.

    Seems to have worked - hopefully will never need it, bit like insurance.

    Might even buy the full version later on as it seems reasonably priced.

    Regards Tim
      My System SpecsSystem Spec


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