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Published: December 1, 2016 | Applies to:

When your system have multiple issues, try System Image backup restore. In this article, learn how to restore Windows 10 System Image created previously.

Previously, we have seen how to create a System Image backup for Windows 10 in following guide:

How to create a System Image in Windows 10

Now in this guide, we’ll show how to restore your Windows 10 with the System Image backup you created in above mentioned article. System Image backup helps you a lot when your system is unable to boot, crashes on boot, your hard-drive gets corrupted or there happens any physical hardware damage to your machine. In case of hardware failures, you can replace faulty parts with new ones and then use System Image backup to restore your computer to last known good configuration.

System Image backup can be treated as an alternative option to System Restore. In case if in crisis situation, you don’t have earlier created system restore points or if System Restore fails to restore, System Image is the only option left to go back.

Here is how you can restore your Windows 10 using previously created System Image.

How To Restore Windows 10 System Image

Steps To Restore System Image Backup In Windows 10

1. Plug in your system recovery disc or Windows 10 installation media and start your system and press any key to continue.

How To Restore System Image Backup In Windows 10

2. Wait while your computer boots from your plugged disc.

How To Restore System Image Backup In Windows 10

3. Then click on Next in Windows Setup screen shown below.

How To Restore System Image Backup In Windows 10

4. Moving on, click on Repair your computer link in next screen of same window.

How To Restore System Image Backup In Windows 10

5. Now click Troubleshoot in below shown screen.

How To Restore System Image Backup In Windows 10

6. Last step will bring you into Advanced System Recovery Options. Select System Image Recovery option here.

How To Restore System Image Backup In Windows 10

7. Then carefully choose the target operating system on next screen. This step is crucial, if you’ve multiple operating systems installed on machine.

How To Restore System Image Backup In Windows 10

8. Now the image restoration wizard opens and Windows automatically select the latest available System Image it created earlier (either manually or automatically). If you like to any other system image, choose Select a system image option and then browse for the image located on another hard-drive or network share or USB or DVD. Then hit Next button.

How To Restore System Image Backup In Windows 10

9. If you want to format existing partitions on the disk, you need to install drivers for it. You can hit Install drivers button on the next shown screen. You can also select whether you want to manually restart your system after restoration, using Advanced button.

How To Restore System Image Backup In Windows 10

10. Click Next to carry on with your preferences.

How To Restore System Image Backup In Windows 10

11. Then click Finish to lock your choices.

How To Restore System Image Backup In Windows 10

12. Next, click Yes to confirm and start restoration of system image backup.

How To Restore System Image Backup In Windows 10

13. Now Windows will start restoring System Image backup and the time taken in this operation fully depends upon your System Image size and computer processing speed. It might take hours to complete, so keep patience.

How To Restore System Image Backup In Windows 10

14. Once System Image restore is complete, you can hit Restart now button.

How To Restore System Image Backup In Windows 10

After rebooting the machine, if you had any issue on your machine, you’ll find that they no longer exists. You can use similar approach to restore System Image backup in earlier Windows editions as well.

Following video will show live demonstration of this method:

That’s it!


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