A system image is an exact copy of all system disks which to be able to use to restore the contents of your computer back to the state it was in when the system image was created if your hard drive fails or your computer ever encounters problems. This guide will show you How to Create a system image in Windows 10.
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A system image is an exact copy of all system disks which can be used to restore your PC to the state it was in at the time the image was made. By default, a system image only includes the drives that Windows requires to run, including Windows 10 itself, your system settings, programs, and files. You may also include any other drive in the image if you wish. When you restore your computer from a system image it is a complete restoration, you cannot choose individual items to restore and all of your current programs, system settings, and files are replaced with the contents of the system image.
You must be signed in as an administrator to be able to create a system image.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.
How to create a system image on Windows 10
First step, launch Backup and Restore
Press Windows + X then click Control Panel
In Control Panel, click Backup and Restore (Windows 7)
Under Control Panel Home, click Create a system image
Make sure your external storage device is plugged in and turned on. It should automatically be detected. Click Next
Click Start backup to begin the backup process. The process can take some time depending on the size of your backup.
Backing up Windows 10
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.
Learn how to refresh or reset Windows 10.