How to create a backup and system repair disc that creates a System Image《1/2》

By | October 31, 2017

If you accidentally delete a file on your PC, or if something goes wrong and your PC becomes bad, you can recover the PC with the drive you backed up in advance.

A function that turn back everything at once, which can restore important files that have been lost by returning to the original normal state, is to create a backup and system recovery disc that creates a System Image.

The system image is a complete copy of the entire drive. It contains the systems and programs and files needed to operate Windows.

If something goes wrong with these components and problems with your PC, it can be restored with the System Image.

Because the entire drive is the object of restoration, you can restore the PC by replacing all existing content to the point where the system image was created.

It is recommended that you need to back up important files separately.

Creating system image

It is recommended that the system image should be created when the PC is working as normal as possible.

Because the entire drive is backed up, if you create a system image when there is a problem with the PC, the system image is also created with the defect.

▼ To Create a System Image First, open the Control Panel.

▼ As below, press Windows + R key to open Run, and enter1control or C:\Windows\System32\control.exe in the text box. Click2OKbutton.

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▼ On the Control Panel window, select 1View by: large(small) icon, and then click 2Backup and Restore (Windows7).

Windows10 creating a System Image

▼ There are two items on the left side: 1Create a system image and 2Create a system repair disc.

Here, we will create a system image and then use it to create a system repair disc. First, click 1Create a system image.

Windows10 creating a System Image

Choose where to store your backups

▼  Next, specify where you want to save the backup file.There are approximately the storage locations such as the internal hard disk of the PC, the external hard drive of the PC, the external drive of the USB flash memory, and the DVD drive, the network and so on.

The system image is a copy of the drives required for Windows to run. It can also inclued additional drives. A system image can be used to restore your computer if your hard drive or computer ever stops working; however, you can’t choose individual items to restore.

Here, select 1hard disk as a backup location.

When saving to the same hard disk, a warning message is displayed when backup fails as shown below. Click 2Next button.

The drive selected is on the same physical disk that is being backed up. If this disk fils, you will lose your backups.

Windows10 creating a System Image

▼  When using an external hard disk which save the backup, it must be formatted in NTFS format.

1This drive cannot be used to store a system image because it is not formatted with NTFS.

Windows10 creating a System Image

▼  1This File system as below is FAT 32. If you use USB drive as a Backup, 2format drive with NTFS.

Windows10 creating a System Image

▼ Select the drive to back up. If you want to backup the current 1System Drive (C:drive), leave it as default and click the 2Next button.

Windows10 creating a System Image