How to: Create a system image in Windows 10

Microsoft | Jan 30, 2018 |

Now that you have Windows 10 setup the way you like, one of the most important things you can do right now preserves your investment. Create a recovery drive and a system image which you can use to easily restore if Windows does not boot or becomes corrupt or hardware failure. 

The first step, launch Backup and Restore

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Press Windows + X then click Control Panel

In Control Panel, click Backup and Restore (Windows 7)

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Under Control Panel Home, click Create a system image

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Make sure your external storage device is plugged in and turned on. It should automatically be detected. Click Next

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Click Start backup to begin the backup process. The process can take some time depending on the size of your backup.

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Backing up Windows 10

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After Backup has completed you can close the wizard or create a system repair disc. It is recommended you do so if you don’t have a physical copy of Windows 10 for reinstallation.

Keywords: microsoft, windows10, restore, system image, windows 10, windows 7

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