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How to Back Up and Restore Your Windows 10 Device

Backing up your Windows 10 device is important to prevent data loss in case of hardware failure, malware attack, or accidental file deletion. Here’s how you can effectively back up your Windows 10 Device:

Back Up Your Windows 10 Device

1. Go to Control Panel > System and Security > Backup and Restore (Windows 7).

Back up Windows 10 Device

2. Click on “Create a system image.”

Back up Windows 10 Device

3. Follow the on-screen instructions to select a destination for the backup, such as an external hard drive or network location.

Restore Your Windows 10 Device

1. Insert the recovery drive (USB or DVD) into your computer. Restart your computer and boot from the recovery drive.

2. When the system boots from the recovery drive, select your language preferences and click “Next.”

3. On the following screen, click on “Repair your computer” in the bottom-left corner.

4. Navigate to “Troubleshoot”> Select “System Image Recovery.”

5. Select the correct operating system if prompted.

6. Choose the appropriate system image backup from the list displayed. Verify by checking the date and time of creation.

7. You may have the option to configure additional settings such as:

  • Formatting and repartitioning disks.
  • Excluding drives from the restore.

8. Click “Next” and then “Finish” to start the restoration process.

9. Once completed, your Windows 10 system should be fully restored to the state it was in when the system image was created, with all applications, settings, and files intact.

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