How to Create a System Image Backup in Windows 10

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Many of you would have installed Windows 10 on your PC by this time and for those who have not, I will definitely suggest you to go ahead and install it right now.

Windows 10 is an robust operating system, but there are certain situations where the operating system is not in control of everything. For example, such a situation can occur when the Hard disk of your PC crashes.

This is a problem whose occurrence is very hard to predict and it doesn’t happen without any prior warning. So when the hard disk crashes, all the data on it will be gone permanently. While the data like images, videos and other fields might be hard to recover. There’s one thing that you can do to save the operating system, exactly with all the settings and programs installed on it.

All you need to do is create a System Image Backup of Windows 10 beforehand. This feature has been present on most windows operating systems including windows 7 and 8 and the process of using it is almost same on all the OS’s.

The Windows System Image Backup is a feature that allows you create a backup image of Windows 10 which can be used to restore windows 10 or even repair a windows 10 installation. However there are certain limitations of this feature. The Windows 10 System image Backup will not allow you to choose individual files. The feature will create a backup the OS with all the settings, software and updates installed on it.

Apart from this there are many other situations when the system image backup will come handy for you. If for any reason windows is unable to boot, you can make use of this system image backup to repair the windows 10 installation or even use it to install Windows 10 on another PC.

So for those who want to be on the safe side when a disaster strikes your PC, you can create a Windows 10 System image backup and use it to restore Windows.

How to Create a System Image Backup in Windows 10

  • Step 1: Click on the Windows Start button and select Settings.

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  • Step 2: Click on Update and Security.

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  • Step 3: Select Backup and  Go to Backup and Restore (Windows 7).

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  • Step 4: Click on Create a System Image.

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  • Step 5: Select On a hard disk and choose a Drive and click on Next.

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  • Step 6: Select any other drives that you want to include in the Windows 10 System Image Backup and click on next.

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  • Step 7: Confirm the Backup Settings and click on Start Backup.

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Now you will have to wait for some time until the Windows 10 System Image gets created. Now if you ever need to restore or repair your Windows 10 installation, you can follow the instructions provided below.

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How to Restore Windows 10 using a Windows 10 System Image Backup

To restore your computer from backup, connect the drive with the Windows 10 System Image Backup and reboot your computer with the Windows installation media. During the Windows Setup, click Next, then click the Repair your computer link in the bottom-left corner of the screen. Click on Troubleshoot, click Advanced options, and select System Image Recovery. Now select the target operating system you want to recover, click Next and Finish.

That’s it. Now if you have any more doubts and queries, feel free to post them in the comments below.