How to Create a System Image Backup in Windows

Due to malware / virus detection or wrong configuration of software on Windows operating system PC setup may be required at different times. But installing Windows on a computer is a very time consuming task. Once setup means re-installing all software, giving drivers, customizing, and more. But if you keep windows image backup then this will help you during the incident. Let’s see how we can create a system image backup on windows and restore them:

If there is a problem with any new software installation or virus affect your pc, then you will just need to install image backup which will help you to avoid a lot of tasks to do.

A “system image” is an exact copy of your computer’s system drive. Backup all files on your system drive (usually a “C” drive). If you create a system image backup then you can go instantly to your previous PC.

Suppose your PC has Windows genuine when creating a backup. Then one time it attacked by the virus / malware and it loses its originality. Then restoring the system image will restore you to the lost originality.

The safest way is to create a system image by installing all the “basic” software with fresh drive setup with C drive format. Save the backup folder to a PC drive. However, it is possible to save on an external drive.

How to create a system image on WINDOWS 7?

Very easy For Windows 7, follow these steps:

Open the Control Panel

> Go to System and Security options

> Open Backup and Restore

Click from the top left: “Create a system image”

Then choose the backup location of your choice. The backup item will automatically select the required drives, so you do not have to select anything here.

Now follow the instructions below to restore the image backup on windows 7:

> Control Panel

> System and Security

> Backup and Restore

From there go to “Recover System Settings or Your Computer”

> Advance Recovery Method

> Use a System Image You Created Earlier to Recover Your Computer

Restore on WINDOWS 7?

Now you have the option of backing up the document to the system drive. Then restart process will start with computer restart. It usually takes about 5-6 minutes.

If Windows does not start due to a virus attack, keep pressing F8 repeatedly after pressing the power button and before see the windows logo. Then from the “Advanced boot options” select “Repair your computer” and click on “System Image Recovery”. From there, show your backup file as before. Then the restore process will begin.

Create a system image on WINDOWS 8 and 8.1?

If you want to create a system image backup for Windows 8 or 8.1, go to Control Panel> System and Security> File History options. Or open the Start menu. Then type File History and search in the Start menu. When the File History window opens, you will find the option to backup the system image at the bottom left of the screen. The rest of the process is similar to Windows Seven.

Image Restore on windows 8 and 8.1?

If you want to restore system image backup on Windows 8 and 8.1, proceed as follows:

> Settings

> Change PC Settings

> Update and recovery

> Recovery

Click on the Restart now button in the Advanced Startup option. The PC will restart. Then the Troubleshoot menu appears in the boot menu. From there, proceed as follows:

> Advanced Options

> System image recovery

The computer will then scan itself and find the system image backup. Follow the on-screen instructions.

How to create a system image on WINDOWS 10?

If you want to create a system image backup on Windows 10, follow the steps below.

>Click on the Start button

> Open Settings

Open the Update & Security section

> Open the Backup tab at the top left of the screen

> Go to Backup and Restore (Windows 7) options at the bottom of the screen. Opening it will bring a system image backup program similar to Windows 7.

How to restore a system image on WINDOWS 10?

If you want to restore the system image to Windows 10, follow the steps below.

Click on the Start button

> Open Settings

Open the Update & Security section

> Open the Recovery tab at the top left of the screen

> In the middle of the screen, you will find the Advanced Startup option. There you will find the Restart Now button. When pressed will restart the PC. After that the system will be able to restore the image from the screen that comes.

o matter what version of Windows you use (7, 8, 8.1 or 10), save the backup to the root location of the desired drive when creating the system image, so that when you open the drive, the folder directly appears in the Windows Image Backup folder. Never open this folder yourself or cut it and put it somewhere else. If the drive is not in its root location, there may be a problem finding the backup folder when restoring.

Hope this post helps you. If you know anything else, comment! Thanks.

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