Windows 10: Why would you create a back up image and restore rather?

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  1. Why would you create a back up image and restore rather?


    Sorry, but not enough space for a complete question in the title.

    After seeing another post with a person switching from an HDD to an SSD and a couple of people suggesting creating a back up image and restoring from that rather than just cloning the HDD, why question is, Why would you want to do that?. What potential problems would there be with cloning?

    I'm just curious, because I have cloned HDDs to SSDs in both desktops and laptops many times-generally using Samsung software-without any problems. What have I been missing?

    TIA

    :)
     
    Charliedog, Dec 25, 2018
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  2. topgundcp Win User

    Restoring Windows 10 Image using Macrium Reflect


    In addition to the above. Here's my suggestion in step by step.
    I assume you have Macrium Installed in your current HD and already made a backup copy.
    1. Connect your new HD via USB port and boot up.
    2. Run Macrium, click on Restore tab then select the Backup Image that you made to restore
    3. click on "select a different target disk" then select your new HD as destination

      Why would you create a back up image and restore rather? [​IMG]
    4. Proceed to restore then Shutdown and disconnect the old HD and replace with the new HD
    5. Boot up with your new HD.
     
    topgundcp, Dec 25, 2018
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  3. Help, cant create windows image

    Hello there, @fullinfusion!

    It seems like some sort of an OS confusion has happened with your secondary WD Black and I'm sorry to hear about that. *Frown Why would you create a back up image and restore rather? :(
    Maybe re-formatting it would help indeed as the community already mentioned. I'd suggest to take a look at this step-by-step how to partition and format an HDD: http://products.wdc.com/support/kb.ashx?id=PYCoid
    Keep in mind that this will wipe clean the drive, so you should backup all important data from the drive somewhere else.
    I noticed from the screenshots that your HDD appears as Disk 0, this means that it's plugged in the primary SATA port where the SSD (as an OS drive) should be. Actually it is possible that because of this Windows cannot create the image there. Swap the ports of the SSD and the HDD, this might help as well.

    Keep me posted. Hope this helped! *Smile Why would you create a back up image and restore rather? :)
    SuperSoph_WD
     
    SuperSoph_WD, Dec 25, 2018
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  4. Why would you create a back up image and restore rather?

    creating a restore point

    Hi Anthony,

    We understand that you're having an issue with creating a restore point. For us to further assist you, we'd like to gather additional information.

    • Have you tried creating system restore point manually?
    • Have you tried any troubleshooting steps before posting this concern? If yes, what are those?

    If you haven't created a system restore point manually, you can refer to the article below and follow the instructions given. Disable your antivirus or security software and then try to create a system restore point manually.

    Create a system restore point

    Looking forward to your response.
     
    Reymichael Ros, Dec 25, 2018
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