How To Create A System Image On Windows 7

Creating a system image can be a very handy thingy to do because most of the times we keep on installing different types of programs and occasionally things do go wrong. When I Say the word wrong it means you would need to format and install a fresh copy of the windows.

Formatting your current windows installation can lead to the loss of many data especially when it needs to be suddenly due to a system crash or some other cause.

Create System Image Windows 7

If you have created a system image with all your settings and files and all then when system crash does occur then it’s just a simple matter of restoring the backup image and your windows is restored to its previous state in a matter of minutes.

This article will provide you with a guide which will help you to create a system image in a matter of minutes.

Instructions On Creating An Image:

  1. Click on start menu and then click on getting started.
  2. Once you click on getting started it will expand to show a list of options so select “backup your files”
  3. Once the window opens click on create a system image that can be found on the right side of the window.
  4. In the next window you can decide whether you want to the save the images on your external hard drive or burn it on a DVD.
  5. Once you selected your preferred saving method you will be taken to the next screen where you will be asked to select the drives which you want to create an image of.
  6. Once you have selected the drive you want to create an image click next and on the next screen you will notice the amount of space the created image will take. If you want to change some previous decision then you can still go back to the other steps and make your changes till you’re satisfied with your decision.
  7. Once you have confirmed your decision click next and the process of image creation will be started. The creation process will take time depending on the size of the image being created for example a disk of about 15GB will take about 20min to be backed up.
  8. The time will also depend on the place your creating your backup so you have to be patient.
  9. After the image has been created you will be displayed a message with the option to create a system repair disc which you should create and keep in a safe location so it is readily available in the future.
  10. When the time comes for you to restore your system you can use the system recovery to revert back to the old settings.

There you go a guide for creating a backup image. If you follow this guide you will be able to create a backup image easily without the need for spending $15 to $30 on some utility program that does the same job. It is advised to create an image after a fresh windows install and after you have installed all the essential programs.

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