How to Restore System Image Backups on Windows 7, 8, and 10

At late present Windows platform became the most popular Operating system in the world because of its user-friendliness. It can be named as a major issue for that. Windows 10 is the latest update that released to the public, according to the Microsoft it will be the last version of windows family.

With the use of Windows operating system many people want to format their devices with the time. When you formatting your device you will lose all the data on it. To aware of this issue Microsoft introduced an option to create “system image backups”. With help of this you can back up your system successfully even your system installation is corrupted or damaged.

Windows have many of backup tools right now. From that tools many people just back up files with File History. But if your administrator wants to create a complete image of a system you have to use this method.

Major issue of system image backups

When if you want to restore your image backups to another PC you haven’t the possibility for that. Because your Windows installation is tied to your PC’s specific hardware, so this only works for restoring a computer to its previous state.

How to create a system image backup

It’s a pretty simple process. In Windows 7 you can do it with a backuping tool. But in with Window 8, 8.1, and 10 you can do it with your control panel no need any extra tool for that. To do the process you just need to open File History backup window in control panel >> click on “System Image Backup” link.

In windows 7 you have to open the tool that you will use for the backuping process and Click the “Create a system image” link to create a system image.

How to Restore Your Backup through Windows’ Startup Options

This can be named as the easiest way to restore your backup image in Windows 8.1 and 10. As the option to restore a system image is no longer available from the desktop. On your Windows 8.1 or Windows 10 device you just have to press “Shift” key on your keyboard and click the “Restart” option in the Start menu or Start screen. If your device will isn’t boot up properly Windows will automatically boot to this menu after the failed boot. If it doesn’t, then it have the problem in startup option it might be corrupted.

If your computer will boot to the special recovery menu. Click the “Troubleshoot” tile, click “Advanced Options,” and then click “System Image Recovery.”

And with your Windows 7 operating system you just need to reboot your computer while pressing F8 key. And you have to select “Rapier your computer option”. And press “Enter

When you asked choose your keyboard layout you have to select the “Restore your computer using a system image that you created earlier” option in the system Recovery option window. And you have to select the system image from the connected drive and go through the rest of the wizard to restore it.

How to Restore Your Backup with a Recovery Drive

If you have created a recovery drive you the facility to boot from a recovery drive and restore your image. This is the only option to restore image when Windows can’t boot or if Windows isn’t currently installed on the PC.  If you haven’t created a recovery drive yet, you can create a recovery drive on another Windows PC and transfer it to your current PC.

After that you have to insert the recovery drive and boot from it. This may require changing the boot order in your computer’s BIOS or accessing a “boot devices” menu.

On Windows 10 or 8.1, you have the same options, so you have in the boot options above. Just select Advanced Options >> System Image Recovery. On Windows 7, select the “System Image Recovery” link.

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