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[Answered] How to Create A System Image Backup in Windows 10?

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Sometimes, a sudden system crash or data loss can cost you big as you end up losing your important data and files. In such a case, users always regret not having the system backup.

Hence, Microsoft professionals always suggest users keeping a backup of their system. The perfect solution to these unwanted scenarios is to create a system image backup. It helps to keep data secure and not just this, it also restores all the system settings.

Now lots of users face issues while creating the system image backup due to a lack of correct guidance. Though there are so many articles out there on the internet, I will walk you through the right article that actually helped me to do this without facing any problem.

So, this is the guide I am talking about: How to Create System Image Backup on Windows 10

Simply, follow the steps mentioned in this article and you would be able to create the system image backup within just a few minutes.

Good Luck!!

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@AlexRobert1 

I personally prefer to use third-party Backup solutions as they tend to be both more flexible and more reliable than any built-in solutions. I quit using the MS Image Backup when it failed me when I needed it the most.

Macrium Reflect (MR) provides a FREE version that can be used to image and restore partitions or entire drives.

What I recommend is the following:
1) Download and install Macrium Reflect (MR) from here: http://www.macrium.com/reflectfree.aspx
2) Run MR and choose the option: "Create an image of the partition(s) required to backup and restore Windows" to write a full backup to an external drive or USB stick
3) Use the option to create a boot USB stick or CD

My experience is that MR, when using the High Compression option, typically can compress the saved image file to about 50% of the USED space in the OS partition. This means if you have an 80GB OS partition, and 40GB is used, MR only needs about 20GB to store the image file.

I use this all the time and it typically takes less than 15 minutes to do the image backup and about the same time or less to do a restore.

Plus, MR has the option to Add a Recovery Boot Menu entry. This allows you then to boot into WinRE, and you can then use that to do a restore -- when you can't boot into Windows!

NOW, you have the means to restore a full working system from the external drive or USB stick in only a few minutes.



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