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  1. Joined : Jun 2014
    UK
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    W10 pro x64 and W10 x86
       2016-08-23 #190

    subzero said: View Post
    Once I have created the system image I can still use the Hard drive to copy other docs, movies, pics etc on it? and If I was in the future to recreate another System Image, it will NOT delete the existing stuff on the drive?

    Thanks in Advance
    And just to add to Kbirds comprehensive reply...

    When you make a System Image it is by default named as 'WindowsImageBackup'. When you make another image it retains and uses that same name silently adding any changes that have occurred since the first was made... and so on.

    When you restore you have the option of choosing which backup in the set you want to use.

    You can rename the back yourself, but doing so means that the next image you make will start afresh with a new WindowsImageBackup name.

    If you want to restore an image from a renamed folder then that folder must be renamed back to WindowsImageBackup to make it valid.
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  2. Joined : Jun 2016
    Posts : 1,385
    Win10 1607
       2016-08-23 #191

    Mooly said: View Post
    And just to add to Kbirds comprehensive reply...

    When you make a System Image it is by default named as 'WindowsImageBackup'. When you make another image it retains and uses that same name silently adding any changes that have occurred since the first was made... and so on.

    When you restore you have the option of choosing which backup in the set you want to use.

    You can rename the back yourself, but doing so means that the next image you make will start afresh with a new WindowsImageBackup name.

    If you want to restore an image from a renamed folder then that folder must be renamed back to WindowsImageBackup to make it valid.
    Thanks Mooly Good info

    Note Subzero that Mooly is referring to using the Win10 Built in Imaging tool above ( what this tutorial/thread is about ) not the Macrium Reflect Program that has also been mentioned.

    KB.
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  3. Joined : Jan 2014
    Central West NSW Australia
    Posts : 413
    7 and 10 on various machines
       2016-08-23 #192

    Sounds like the plan I would do and I think I might have hinted at. Now I a ma not sure but it might be worth making a clone of the original drive by making the originals partitions smaller to fit onto a largish stick with Partition Wizard then clone those partitions using this Macrium Reflect Free
    (another valuable tool) and I would try getting a 128GB stick for that.
    The you have the OS on a stick as well as the original drive to boot from. Oh and by the way I do prefer Seagate drives over WD I have never found them particularly reliable or as good as the Seagate's .

    But the choice is yours of course and your budget.

    PS the Macrium is in my mind the far better imaging tool because you can image manually or set it to image say every week and the delete the older images as you go along.
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  4. Joined : Aug 2016
    Posts : 11
    windows 10
       2016-09-02 #193

    Excellent guys, once again many Thanks!!
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  5. Joined : Nov 2016
    Posts : 2
    Windows10
       2016-11-20 #194

    Hello.Can I make a WindowsImageBackup for Windows 10 on a microsd card 64gb?If yes,how can i proceed?Thank you.
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  6. Joined : Jun 2014
    UK
    Posts : 623
    W10 pro x64 and W10 x86
       2016-11-21 #195

    WindowsImageBackup as you have type it refers specifically to Windows own disk image utility. A 64Gb card should be large enough for most installations unless you happen to have masses of user files.

    Does the card not show as a location available to be used when you run the image utility ?

    Maybe Windows does not allow card readers to be used. One possible reason could be that they require the operating system and the required card reader driver to be available and that is not possible under a restore situation. USB slots are active with basic default drivers being used.

    You could still store a disk image on a card by copying it across though... but it may not be usable to restore from until you put it back to a USB drive.
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  7. Joined : Nov 2016
    Posts : 2
    Windows10
       2016-11-21 #196

    Thank you,but I ask if is possible to make a WindowsImageBackup for Windows 10 on a microsd card 64gb and how proceed!!!!
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  8. Joined : Aug 2016
    S/E England
    Posts : 1,113
    10 Home x64 (1607), Pro x86 (1511 & 1607)
       2016-11-21 #197

    ALIGATOR26 said: View Post
    I ask if is possible to make a WindowsImageBackup for Windows 10 on a microsd card 64gb and how proceed...
    If the MicroSD card is listed here then yes, you can make a system image on it.
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    Restoring from it may be a problem though. You may need to put in in a USB adapter in order to see it. Only basic USB drivers are loaded when the restore software is running - there may not be one for SD card readers.
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