System Image on USB Drive


  1. Posts : 40
    Windows Home Premiun, 64 bit
       #1

    System Image on USB Drive


    I want to create a system image, but the built-in restore program only offers the option of saving to a hard drive or a disc. USB drive isn't an option. So how can I save the image to a USB drive ?
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  2. Posts : 3,561
    win 8 32 bit
       #2

    Use a imaging software most will save to usb if its big enough
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  3. Posts : 539
    Windows 7 Home Premium x64
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    tommakawao said:
    I want to create a system image, but the built-in restore program only offers the option of saving to a hard drive or a disc. USB drive isn't an option. So how can I save the image to a USB drive ?
    Yes, Microsoft's built-in System Image Backup is very limited in what it can do. It also tends to be one of the least reliable and most temperamental system imaging solutions around. So much so that it is has been a deprecated feature for the past four years and Microsoft themselves recommend that you use something (anything) else.
    Microsoft said:
    System Image Backup (SIB) Solution
    We recommend that users use full-disk backup solutions from other vendors.
    Windows 10 features we're no longer developing - Windows Deployment | Microsoft Docs

    The 'other vendor' that I prefer is Macrium Software | Reflect Free Edition and yes, it can back up to a USB.
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  4. Posts : 3,624
    Win 10 x64, Linux Lite, Win 7 x64, BlackArch, & Kali
       #4

    Agree Microsoft backup not very good. System Restore is about as reliable, works great until you really need it!

    I've been using AOMEI Backupper Standard for years, same basic function as those Bree described. Maybe a little easier to navigate. My opinion

    Chinese company if you're OK with that!
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  5. Posts : 539
    Windows 7 Home Premium x64
       #5

    Yes, I've seen others recommend Aomei Backupper before. I've seen EaseUS Todo Free recommended too, another one from China. Macrium is from the UK.

    Macrium Reflect and those two seem to be the most often recommended alternatives.
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  6. Posts : 6,086
    Windows 7 Ultimate x64
       #6

    tommakawao said:
    I want to create a system image, but the built-in restore program only offers the option of saving to a hard drive or a disc. USB drive isn't an option. So how can I save the image to a USB drive ?
    How nerdy are you willing to go?
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