Windows 10: I cannot update windows

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  1.    24 Apr 2017 #21

    Still doesnt work with the updates.. Im going to try the creators build but I have never tried that previously
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  2.    24 Apr 2017 #22

    Before attempting the upgrade, please create a disk image as a matter of routine to protect yourself. We recommend Macrium Reflect (free) + its boot medium + external disk for the image(s). A few people have ended up with unbootable PCs or lost data.

    Also read the extensive threads on this forum about the creator's build to get an idea of what some have experienced.
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  3.    25 Apr 2017 #23

    is it possible to make the backup into one file with macrium? I tried it previously and found it confusing because it was creating several files and folders...
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  4.    25 Apr 2017 #24

    Cerawy said: View Post
    is it possible to make the backup into one file with macrium? I tried it previously and found it confusing because it was creating several files and folders...
    Yes it is. Perhaps you were making incrementals or differentials? Or, you may have been making an image to a FAT32-formatted device. That limits the size of files to 4GB, so Macrium chops the backup into 4GB chunks. You want to have an external drive that is NTFS formatted; that will give you a single file for your image. Image the complete drive, full image, not incremental or differential.

    Have you seen our tutorial on using Macrium?
    Backup and Restore with Macrium Reflect - Windows 10 Backup Restore Tutorials

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    Last edited by simrick; 27 Apr 2017 at 09:05.
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  5.    25 Apr 2017 #25

    Im not really sure if I understand what you mean but Im going to give it a try and some back with the results...
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  6.    25 Apr 2017 #26

    Cerawy said: View Post
    Im not really sure if I understand what you mean but Im going to give it a try and some back with the results...
    Have a read of the tutorial; ask any questions you have. It's really not as complicated as it looks. Really - it's quite easy once you get the hang of it.
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  7.    25 Apr 2017 #27

    When you create the first- base- image of Windows, Macrium will select all the relevant partitions for Windows including the EFI, System, Recovery and 'C:' partitions (for an EFI installation) and create one compressed file (assuming you select option 'Windows Backup')

    Thereafter, with the free version (which supports differential imaging, not incremental), each differential image which you could create
    - on a schedule
    - manually

    as you wish, represents the difference between the current state of those partitions and that when the base image was created.

    Thus to restore Windows, you would then need the base image and one differential.

    By default, Macrium maintains a limited number of differential images (limiting the max amount of storage used for images).

    All you do then is keep creating a differential image. You don't need to worry about the number of image files. That's only of interest when you come to restore, when you can restore to any date at which an existing differential image was created, or that of the base image.

    Of course then you may wish (and should) to create images of other partitions or disks, so you will then have more than one image set.
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  •    27 Apr 2017 #28

    Should I selected the "reserved for system" and NTFS primary options?
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  •    27 Apr 2017 #29

    Backup, Backup Windows, should show you a picture of your partitions and those related to your complete Windows installation - that would be necessary for restoration to a new drive should your old one fail is a good way to think about this - should be ticked for you.

    The only oddity is that Win 10 upgrades sometimes generate a second Recovery partition (one is then redundant) and Macrium will select both.
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  •    27 Apr 2017 #30

    Cerawy said: View Post
    Should I selected the "reserved for system" and NTFS primary options?
    For now, I would select Image this disk, and grab every partition.

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    Then, go into Advanced Options:

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    Select "Verify", so Macrium will make sure the image is good.

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