Windows 10: Issues trying to save a system image

Discus and support Issues trying to save a system image in Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade to solve the problem; I want to create a system image, but seem to have no choices as to where to save the image. The software gives "Not a valid backup location" error if I... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade' started by Prof. Longfellow, May 23, 2020.

  1. Issues trying to save a system image


    I want to create a system image, but seem to have no choices as to where to save the image. The software gives "Not a valid backup location" error if I try to use an NTFS formatted SD card. I have a 3 terabyte network drive, but the software insists that I fill in a user name and password when there is no user name or password required to access the drive.


    A short editorial: In searching this topic on the Internet, it seems that these issues and others similar to this issue, have been issues for years!!!! I guess this is what forces people to go to third-party software. This is a rhetorical question, but I do not understand why the Microsoft Windows 10 development team cannot write an image save and restore app that works. It is a key function for an operating system, and one that is absolutely necessary since hard drive wear out or malfunction.


    Back to the question: How do I create a system image on an SD card?


    Thank you!

    :)
     
    Prof. Longfellow, May 23, 2020
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  2. [HELP]Image recovery issues

    Guys i am trying to fix my cousins Asus Eee netbook. It has a backup image file that is partitioned on the hard drive but when I go to use it the app will run through a few steps and stop. It is running Vista . Any suggestions?
     
    Rapidfire48, May 23, 2020
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  3. System Image Problem

    [table][tr][td]Version[/td] [td]Date[/td] [/tr] [tr][td]5.05[/td] [td]8/03/2009[/td] [/tr] [tr][td]5.08[/td] [td]7/21/2009[/td] [/tr] [/table]
    Which one is newer?
    Only 5.05 was offered on HP for the machine I linked.
    The description danced around some of the anomalies we're seen with drives.

    Since only 5.05 was offered, I questioned 5.08
    Guess we know the answer now - 5.05 failed to flash.
    We could spend time trying to figure that out, but IMO it's better on the back burner for now

    I think the next step is to try the Macrium sleight of hand to get the System Image restored.
    I'd like to get the System Image up and running to do the follwoing

    • Copy Nick's data to a folder off of the restored System Image C: drive

    • run a Belarc Advisor audit to collect license keys for Nick's software

    • there might be other data collection that Nick can do in preparation for the final step

    The final step is a clean install, install up-to-date MS and 3rd party software, and restore the copied personal data.

    Nick was having difficulty locating the outlook files in the System Image - so getting it back running live is the best I can think of.

    Thoughts, suggestions, and objections are always welcome and considered
     
    Slartybart, May 23, 2020
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  4. Issues trying to save a system image

    System Image Problem

    Bill,

    Could you elaborate on the Nick's Data? I've already done a Sys Img to G: drive.
    What is a Belarc Advisor audit?


    Rebooting now to see if drives stay the same.


    --
    Nick
     
    caddman6425, May 23, 2020
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