Windows 10: Restoring from system image

Discus and support Restoring from system image in Windows 10 Backup and Restore to solve the problem; Hi there, My hard disk(1Tb capacity) recently died and nothing was recoverable. It was replaced by a SSD (500 Gb) capacity. There was about 800Gb... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Backup and Restore' started by SteveH123, Dec 20, 2019.

  1. SteveH123 Win User

    Restoring from system image


    Hi there,

    My hard disk(1Tb capacity) recently died and nothing was recoverable. It was replaced by a SSD (500 Gb) capacity. There was about 800Gb available on the old drive so space wasn't a problem. The old drive had a C: and D: partition.


    I supplied the technicians with a system image backup (Windows 10) on a USB drive which they could not recover onto the SSD.

    I then bought a 1Tb USB external hard drive and would like to try restoring the system image onto that external drive so I can boot up from it with my old system and data , as well as from the SSD with the new Windows installation.

    Is it possible to do this (I would prefer not using commercial software but will do it if there are no Windows options).

    Any advice appreciated.

    thanks,

    :)
     
    SteveH123, Dec 20, 2019
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  2. jellyroll Win User

    How to delete inactive System Image Restore Points in System Restore

    Windows 10 64-bit.
    When I click "show more restore points" in System Restore I see a bunch of old "system image restore points" that were deleted in past and do not correspond to any currently active restore points. Clicking any of these old restore points, I simply get an error message saying they could not be found, and to select another restore point instead.I would like to delete these restore points listings but have been unable to do so.
    So far, I have tried steps mentioned below without any luck :

    Disk Cleanup through (CRestoring from system image :) Properties
    Disable System Protection (OFF and ON) in System Protection for OS (CRestoring from system image :)
    Disk Space Usage to minimum (slider button all the way to the left then 'Delete all restore points for this drive'),
    Delete all shown Restore points in CCleaner (the problem ones do not show here),
    Reset Windows Backup to Default in Windows 10 with 'Reset_Windows_Backup.bat' utility.

    Any suggestions highly welcome.
     
    jellyroll, Dec 20, 2019
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  3. Nikhar_K Win User
    restore system image from command prompt, drive d: not seen by system restore

    Hi,



    Thank you for writing to Microsoft Community Forums.



    To be able to help you with the appropriate troubleshooting steps, please reply with the following details:



    • Are you trying to restore the system image or create a system image?
    • Are you able to see the external drive in File Explorer?
    • Could you please briefly explain the procedure that you are following to initiate a system image restore?


    In the meantime, I suggest you to refer the articles on
    How to: Create a system image in Windows 10
    and

    How to restore a Windows 10 system image to an existing or larger storage device
    created by Andre Da Costa.



    Please reply with the detailed information, to help you in a better way.



    Regards,

    Nikhar Khare

    Microsoft Community - Moderator
     
    Nikhar_K, Dec 20, 2019
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  4. Restoring from 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, Dec 20, 2019
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