I know how to do it with Macrium, Acronis, and EaseUS.
I am guessing you used Windows built-in imaging. I gave up on it and don't have a clue. But others on this forum have used it successfully and there are a number of tutorials here on how to use it.
The Windows tool can back up your "system" and also your personal files--pictures, videos, mp3, etc. I'm not sure if you are also intending to backup your personal files.