Like other things in this universe, your computer, too, is transitory. Sooner or later, it will retire or get affected by some malware. In that case, the most hurtful of all will be to lose the important data you’ve been collecting since…you don’t even remember. Gosh, that hurts! Fortunately, Windows senses this and so comes up with an elegant way to keep your endearing stuff always safe. Learn how you can create a full backup of Windows 10 into an image to restore it later when your PC fails. Let’s get started!
Create a Full Backup of Windows 10
Making full system backup requires little efforts on your part. All you need to do is proceed through the steps below:
- Head to the Start menu and click on Settings from the list (or you can ask Cortana to launch Settings)
- Select System and Security in the left pane
- Click Backup and Restore (Windows 7) option
- Go to Create a System Image in the left pane
- Under the “Where do you want to save the backup?” query, you’ll get two options: either on a hard drive or on DVDs. It’s recommended to choose the former one
- Click the drop-down menu under “on a Hard Drive” option to choose the storage where you want your Windows 10 backup to reside
- Click the Next button at the bottom
- In the end, click Start Backup
Once the full system backup image is created, the wizard will ask you to create a system repair disc for sending your full backup image to a CD or DVD. This is beneficial in case your system doesn’t boot. While it’s good to create a repair disc, you can skip it if you want.
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Restore the System Image Backup
As you have already created a full image backup of your Windows, you can now use it to restore your computer. You can do that using Settings (Windows 10 version of Control Panel). Simply, head to Update & Security > Recovery. Under Advanced startup heading, click on Restart Now button. Now when your Windows reboots in a special recovery menu, select Troubleshoot > Advanced options > System Image Recovery. Follow the on-screen instructions to recover your Windows by using the full image backup you created earlier.
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