Windows 10: Cannot Backup or system image, Win 10

Discus and support Cannot Backup or system image, Win 10 in Windows 10 Backup and Restore to solve the problem; I've recently upgraded 8.1 to 10. Things seemed somewhat okay but before I try to do anything with programs, etc., I want to back up and also make a... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Backup and Restore' started by TerryGer, Sep 5, 2015.

  1. TerryGer Win User

    Cannot Backup or system image, Win 10


    I've recently upgraded 8.1 to 10. Things seemed somewhat okay but before I try to do anything with programs, etc., I want to back up and also make a system image to an external drive. This will not happen, I get error codes, 0x807800c5 and 0x80780081. I do not want to resort to third party programs until I find a reason that win 10 will not allow these back ups to be made. I am in search of a solution for this.
    Thanks

    :)
     
    TerryGer, Sep 5, 2015
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  2. mlg63 Win User

    Restore Windows 10 from image file after crash

    System Images and Backups must be on an external hard drive, not a file or partition on the main drive. Is Drive D external? Once you install windows 10, use the win 10 backup utility and file history system image instead of win 7. Just type Backup in the
    Run box and win 10 file history will open. You access the system images using a repair disk that you can boot to if you cannot access the hard drive.

    See
    http://www.cnet.com/how-to/how-to-create-a-system-image-in-windows-10/#!
     
    mlg63, Sep 5, 2015
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  3. OCdlee Win User
    Is the system backup for Windows 10 still identified as a Windows 7 task name?

    Thanks to Santosh for showing the 2 ways in file backup. However, in doing a system image backup and when a system is upgraded from Win 7 to Win 10, the system still keeps the Win 7 system so you can go back to it in case you have Win 10 problems. So for
    method 1, through Control panel > Backup and Restore (Windows 7), does it mean it is going to backup Win 7 system image only? What happen to Win 10 system? Will Win 10 or Win 7 or both systems be backed up?

    Method 2 does not have a system image backup option in latest Win 10 backup screen (for sure, at least in a Win 7 upgraded Win 10 system, it is not there). How do you do a system image backup in method 2 through
    Settings > Update & security > Backup?
     
    OCdlee, Sep 5, 2015
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  4. winxp Win User

    Cannot Backup or system image, Win 10

    I guessing you have a registered version of Win10 and all is good.

    Have you thought about making a USB or DVD Win10 install disk?
    I would do this first and then do a clean install over your existing WIN10.
    Oh make sure you copy your data before doing this.

    Relevant Tutorials
    For a Upgrade installation guide > Windows 10 - Upgrade Installation - Windows 10 Forums
    For a clean installation guide > Windows 10 - Clean Install - Windows 10 Forums
    For Activating Windows 10 > Activate Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums
     
    winxp, Sep 5, 2015
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  5. Ztruker Win User
    I know you said you don't want to use 3rd party programs yet, but what is more important, getting a good backup or working on the problem.

    For me it would be getting the backup. Once that's done then work on the problem and try anything you want since you have a backup you can restore if needed.

    So therefor I suggest using Macrium Reflect Free.
     
    Ztruker, Sep 5, 2015
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  6. simrick Win User
    I have to agree with @Ztruker. Get a good backup before you start troubleshooting, and do it using Macrium Reflect. That way, if things go downhill, you can always restore the image and start again. Just be sure to make the Rescue Media through Macrium as well, or you won't be able to get to the image to restore it. It's quite simple, and the program walks you through it.
     
    simrick, Sep 5, 2015
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  7. Teddy Win User
    You can also use disk2vhd, which is a dead simple image backup tool, free (provided by Microsoft, so it's somewhere in between Windows backup and 3rd party tools).
    Takes a full image, which you can mount as a drive.
     
    Teddy, Sep 6, 2015
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  8. WhyMe Win User

    Cannot Backup or system image, Win 10

    I have to agree with Ztruker. In the worst case scenario, you are one of the unlucky ones whose upgrade is about to fail. Do yourself a favour and do a one-off backup using a third-party program and then work on a solution. No need to cut your nose off to spite your face.... *Smile

    As far as a solution is concerned, here is my offering:
    • Download a third-party backup program as a temporary solution
    • Do a backup of all your files, documents, photos, videos, music etc
    • Do a clean Win10 install (I'm assuming you have a fully activated Win10 upgrade)
    • Check all drivers are working properly and update as necessary
    • Install latest program versions of all your favourite applications
    • Make sure any dependent software and/or drivers are updated as applicable
    • Use Windows 10 to do your imaging

    Good luck!! And a warm welcome to the forum too *Smile
     
    WhyMe, Apr 5, 2018
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