Enable or Disable Create a System Image in Windows 10  

    Enable or Disable Create a System Image in Windows 10

    Enable or Disable Create a System Image in Windows 10

    How to Enable or Disable Create a System Image in Windows 10
    Published by Category: Backup & Restore
    22 Nov 2017
    Designer Media Ltd



    How to Enable or Disable Create a System Image in Windows 10

    information   Information
    System image is a feature of Windows Backup included in Windows 10. 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 enable or disable the ability to create a system image using Windows Backup for all users in Windows 10.

    You must be signed in as an administrator to enable or disable the system image feature.
    Note   Note
    This will not affect the ability to backup files using Windows Backup.

    EXAMPLE: System image disabled message
    Enable or Disable Create a System Image in Windows 10-system_image_disabled.png



    Here's How:
    Note   Note
    The downloadable .reg files below will modify the DWORD value in the registry key below.

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\Backup\Client

    DisableSystemBackupUI DWORD

    (delete) = Enable
    1 = Disable


    1. Do step 2 (enable) or step 3 (disable) below for what you would like to do.


     2. To Enable Create a System Image

    NOTE: This is the default setting.

    A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 4 below.

    Enable_Create_a_system_image.reg

    Download


     3. To Disable Create a System Image

    A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 4 below.

    Disable_Create_a_system_image.reg

    Download

    4. Save the .reg file to your desktop.

    5. Double click/tap on the downloaded .reg file to merge it.

    6. When prompted, click/tap on Run, Yes (UAC), Yes, and OK to approve the merge.

    7. You can now delete the downloaded .reg file if you like.


    That's it,
    Shawn






  1. Posts : 14,793
    Windows10
       #1

    I am intrigued - why would anybody disable ability to create a system image backup in the first place unless in a corporate environment perhaps?

    Even then, afaik you need admin rights to do a backup within Windows, and most corporate users do not have admin rights.
      My Computer


  2. Posts : 65,247
    64-bit Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
    Thread Starter
       #2

    I guess if they use a 3rd party system image, and don't want anyone with admin rights to mistakenly create a system image with Windows Backup.
      My Computers


 

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