I have just this on my pc. Try this siteHow do i make a disc (iso) image of my entire pc onto a 64gb usb stick & can i use it to reinstall all if my pc crashes? TIA.
Smudger wants a SYSTEM IMAGE, which is different to Recovery.There is this ... I used it once but don't use it now.
My procedure now is to keep all my data and images etc, on a separate partition and back-up that partition once a week to an external drive. If I need to restore Windows 10 system I use the built in W10 recovery. Used it a few times in the early life of Windows 10.
If that did not work I would use my USB Recovery drive which I had previously created as last resort.
Type 'Recovery' in windows search and Settings will open in 'Update & Security' and an option to create the USB recovery drive is available.
Yes I understood that which is why I suggested Macrium Reflect which will produce a disk image. I used it once when I wanted to move an existing W10 complete with it's activation code, apps, and data (the complete image ) to a replacement HDD.Smudger wants a SYSTEM IMAGE, which is different to Recovery.
All that can be with windows, you do not need any more software.Yes I understood that which is why I suggested Macrium Reflect which will produce a disk image. I used it once when I wanted to move an existing W10 complete with it's activation code, apps, and data (the complete image ) to a replacement HDD.
In normal circumstances only my data is important to me and generally ensure that it is backed-up from it's separate partition. I can replace W10 anytime with recovery and replace apps as required.
I use Macrium Reflect Free to make full disk images of the 6 PCs in my house. I have been using the free version for years and never needed to pay Macrium any money. I think it is a fantastic product.A system image is a full copy of what`s on my pc or have i got that wrong? Anyway guys, thanks for your help.
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A clone is a bit by bit copy of one hard to another hard disk, it is when you want to make an exact copy of a hard disk. This is where you may want to replace a small hard disk with a larger hard disk, or maybe move from a hard disk to an SSD. So you DONT want this option.As you can see, i`ve downloaded Macrium but not sure what to do next. Do i clone this disk or image this disk. Also will i need a 128gb usb? Or would it be ok to copy just my personal files & photos & then if the worst happens & my pc dies, could i install those files onto a new pc? Thanks again for any help (the simpler the better)