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    Make Create a System Image Shortcut in Windows 10

    Make Create a System Image Shortcut in Windows 10

    How to Make a 'Create a System Image' Shortcut in Windows 10
    Published by Category: Backup & Restore
    22 Nov 2017
    Designer Media Ltd



    How to Make a 'Create a System Image' Shortcut in Windows 10

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    A system image is a copy of the drives required for Windows to run. It can also include additional drives. A system image can be used to restore your computer if your hard drive or computer ever stops working; however, you can't choose individual items to restore.

    This tutorial will show you how to create or download a shortcut that opens directly to the Create a system image wizard in Windows 10.

    You must be signed in as an administrator to be able to create a system image.


    CONTENTS:
    • Option One: To Download a "Create a system image" Shortcut
    • Option Two: To Manually Create a "Create a system image" Shortcut


    EXAMPLE: Create a system image
    Make Create a System Image Shortcut in Windows 10-create_a_system_image.jpg





    OPTION ONE

    To Download a "Create a system image" Shortcut


    1. Click/tap on the Download button below to download the .zip file below.

    Create_a_System_Image_shortcut.zip

    Download

    2. Save the .zip file to your desktop.

    3. Unblock the .zip file..

    4. Open the .zip file, and extract (drag and drop) the shortcut to your desktop.

    5. If you like, you can Pin to Taskbar, Pin to Start, add to All apps, add to Quick Launch, assign a keyboard shortcut to, or move this shortcut to where you like for easy use.

    6. When finished, you can delete the downloaded .zip file if you like.





    OPTION TWO

    To Manually Create a "Create a system image" Shortcut


    1. Right click or press and hold on an empty area on your desktop, and click/tap on New and Shortcut.

    2. Copy and paste the location below into the location area, and click/tap on Next. (see screenshot below)

    %windir%\System32\sdclt.exe /BLBBACKUPWIZARD

    Make Create a System Image Shortcut in Windows 10-shortcut-1.jpg

    3. Type Create a system image for the name, and click/tap on the Finish button. (see screenshot below)
    NOTE: You could name this shortcut anything you would like though.

    Make Create a System Image Shortcut in Windows 10-shortcut-2.jpg

    4. Right click or press and hold on the new Create a system image shortcut, and click/tap on Properties.

    5. Click/tap on the Shortcut tab, then click/tap on the Change Icon button. (see screenshot below)

    Make Create a System Image Shortcut in Windows 10-shortcut-3.jpg

    6. In the line under "Look for icons in this file", copy and paste the location below, and press Enter. (see screenshot below)

    %windir%\System32\sdclt.exe

    Make Create a System Image Shortcut in Windows 10-shortcut-4.jpg

    7. Select the icon highlighted in blue above, and click/tap on OK. (see screenshot above)
    NOTE: You could use any icon that you would like instead though.

    8. Click/tap on OK. (see screenshot below step 5)

    9. If you like, you can Pin to Taskbar, Pin to Start, add to All apps, add to Quick Launch, assign a keyboard shortcut to, or move this shortcut to where you like for easy use.


    That's it,
    Shawn






  1. Posts : 1,871
    W10 pro x64 20H2 Build 19042.610
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    Thanks Shawn. Another terrific tutorial, and just 'wot I wanted :)
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