Windows 10: Windows 10 system image restore

Discus and support Windows 10 system image restore in Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade to solve the problem; Saved an image of Windows 10 ssd along with data hard drive , attempted to restore using recovery CD, the data drive was copied but the system image... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade' started by CRL2, Sep 15, 2019.

  1. CRL2 Win User

    Windows 10 system image restore

    Saved an image of Windows 10 ssd along with data hard drive , attempted to restore using recovery CD, the data drive was copied but the system image restore failed with message 0x80070057 "The parameter is incorrect". I am using two new target drives . I have looked at about ten different articles on the web and nobody has an answer. What is a detailed easy to follow technical solution to a problem dealing with something that is documented to work and does not, or according to some users worked in the past.

  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

      Windows 10 system image restore [​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, Sep 15, 2019
  3. Nikhar_K Win User
    restore system image from command prompt, drive d: not seen by system restore


    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

    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.


    Nikhar Khare

    Microsoft Community - Moderator
    Nikhar_K, Sep 15, 2019
  4. Windows 10 system image restore

    System Image Restoration in Windows 10


    Thank you for posting the query on Microsoft Community.

    I appreciate your interest on Windows 10.

    Before we proceed, I would like you to answer the following questions:

    • Could you please tell me are you facing any issue with your Windows 10 computer?
    • Could you please explain in detail “Windows 10 restoration of system Image affects all the existing partitions instead of only C:\”?
    When we create system image, by default, a system image includes the drives required for Windows to run. It also includes Windows and your system settings, programs, and files. You can use a system image to restore the contents of your computer
    if your hard disk or computer ever stops working.

    In Windows 10 We have an option to select other drives while creating System Image backup. If you have selected other drives too when creating System Image backup it will affect those drives too.

    I suggest you to create a system image and check.

    To create system image on Windows 10 follow the below methods.

    • Type File history in the search area on the taskbar and select File history.

    • Click on System image backup on the left bottom corner of the Window file history Window.

    • Click on Create System Image on the left panel of the System Image backup windows.

    • Select the driver, where you want to Create system Image.

    • Follow on screen instruction.
    Please get back to us with the updated information. WE will be happy to assist you further.
    AmritaBhattacharjee1709, Sep 15, 2019

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