In this episode, Jake shows you how to create a Windows Disk Image using the features built into Windows 10. Jake also shows the steps required to restore the system image to a hard drive. This demonstration uses Windows 10 but the steps are also valid for Windows 7 and Windows 8.1. An external hard drive with adequate free space is recommended but DVD-Rs can also be used. Note that if you use DVD-Rs, a large number of discs will be required since each DVD-R holds only 4.7GB of space.
Path to Windows 10 System Image Backup Utility:
Action Center (in system tray) or Start – All Settings (or Settings) – Update & Security – Backup – More options – See Advanced Settings – System Image Backup – Create System Image
Alternatively, click Start then type Backup – select Backup and Restore (Windows 7) – Create System Image