Windows 10: 3rd party software for creating a backup image of my system?

Discus and support 3rd party software for creating a backup image of my system? in Windows 10 Backup and Restore to solve the problem; Hello everyone. I have a new PC running Windows 10 Home. Two hard disks: one for the OS and one for the data. I had created an image of C on my second... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Backup and Restore' started by elTopo, May 4, 2021 at 6:12 PM.

  1. elTopo Win User

    3rd party software for creating a backup image of my system?


    Hello everyone. I have a new PC running Windows 10 Home. Two hard disks: one for the OS and one for the data. I had created an image of C on my second hard disk, using the incorporated Windows 7 image backup service. To my experience, the Windows 7 image backup, incorporated in Windows 10, is problematic. Often, Windows cannot locate the image, even though it's right there for everyone to see. I had (and have) exactly the same problem with my laptop. I have contacted Windows Support and they weren't able to help me out, in a tiresome troubleshooting process of having to update once again, etc etc. I remember 20 years back, Norton Ghost would arrange everything nice and easy, in the blink of an eye. Why MS can't get it right, after all this time, is beyond me. In the year 2021 it should be a question of drag and drop. Either way, I'm going to re-install Windows 10 and this time get an image of my clean system using some 3rd party software. I would appreciate advice for any good freeware for creating an image. Thanks

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  2. Ghot Win User

    3rd party software for creating a backup image of my system?


    I used to use Acronis religiously. But Macrium does everything Acronis does, and is far lighter on resources.
    Acronis does have an easier GUI, but Macrium only has one Service and three Processes that only use 8MB of RAM.

    After I got used to Macrium... it's really no contest.



    /edit

    And if you ever decide to uninstall Macrium, you don't need a pick and shovel to do it... like you do with Acronis. *Biggrin




    This is pretty much all you need to do to make a full OS image backup... and it runs very fast.



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    And this is the bootable version... I especially love the things shown by the black arrows.




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    If you want to see ALL the details, here's the User Guide...

    https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=...k036dxmurQJW-H
     
  3. elTopo Win User
    3rd party software for creating a backup image of my system?

    Hello everyone.

    I have a new PC running Windows 10 Home. Two hard disks: one for the OS and one for the data. I had created an image of C on my second hard disk, using the incorporated Windows 7 image backup service.

    To my experience, the Windows 7 image backup, incorporated in Windows 10, is problematic. Often, Windows cannot locate the image, even though it's right there for everyone to see. I had (and have) exactly the same problem with my laptop.

    I have contacted Windows Support and they weren't able to help me out, in a tiresome troubleshooting process of having to update once again, etc etc.

    I remember 20 years back, Norton Ghost would arrange everything nice and easy, in the blink of an eye. Why MS can't get it right, after all this time, is beyond me. In the year 2021 it should be a question of drag and drop.

    Either way, I'm going to re-install Windows 10 and this time get an image of my clean system using some 3rd party software.

    I would appreciate advice for any good freeware for creating an image.

    Thanks
     
  4. 3rd party software for creating a backup image of my system?

    3rd party software for creating a backup image of my system?

    Backup and Restore with Macrium Reflect

    Here's the site tutorial for Macrium.

    It's long, quite detailed and possibly intimidating.

    The fact is, you can create a full image of your boot drive with perhaps 8 mouse clicks, accepting all Macrium defaults.

    Do that first.

    Then second, create the "recovery media" from Macrium menus, using an ordinary USB flash drive of at least 1 GB size.

    Then third, confirm that the recovery media will actually boot your PC.


    If you can get that far, you have a 99 percent chance of being able to recover from a disaster via an image restoration.

    You'd likely need further assistance on the image restoration details, but you can get that here on this forum if you have at least completed the above 3 steps.
     
    ignatzatsonic, May 4, 2021 at 6:35 PM
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