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support for Windows 10The image backup process can be very in case of critical software error and hardware failure because it contains the full installation of your computer such as operating system, settings, Windows apps, and all your data and files. However, it meant to restore everything in your computer so it doesn’t offer restoration of individual files. It can be also helpful in case of system failure if you back up your entire computer system regularly. It is likely to possible that you could lose your important documents, software, settings and other files if you don’t create backup on regular basis and any critical encounters. If you will restore your system, it will restore the system from the last time you created back up your system.

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Microsoft introduced reset feature on Windows 8, but this feature is still available there in Windows 10. Windows 10 as well as Windows 8 users can follow the step-by-step procedure given below to perform image backup.

How to perform an image backup in Windows 10
1. Point the mouse cursor to the Start button and right click on the mouse then select Control Panel.

2. Click on the option Save Backup Copies of Your Files with File History.

3. In the bottom left-corner of your window, click the System Image Backup, from the File History window.

4. Connect your external drive which has sufficient disk space such as USB hard drive.

5. From the Backup and Restore window, look at the left portion of your window and click the Create a System Image option. Clicking the Create a System Image option will launch the Create a System Image window then you will be prompted to choose a convenient location where you want to save your backup. It is your choice to save it on a network share, hard disk, or blank DVD. Here it is considered that most of the users will choose the USB hard drive.

6. Now from the Create a System Image window, click on the Next option.

7. If the information is correct, confirm your backup settings by checking and then click the Start Backup button to start the process.

8. Wait until the process is done. The time that the process will take depend on the amount of data you are backing up.

You will be able to use your computer and do other tasks as you normally do during the backup process. One thing that you need to take care of is keeping the USB hard drive in a safe place once you back up your computer.

If you have saved the backup on USB hard drive and you need to restore your computer, just connect the drive to your computer and perform a reboot. Under the Windows Setup window, click on the Next option and then in the bottom left-corner of your window, click Repair Your Computer. Afterwards, click Troubleshoot and Advanced Options and then select the System Image Recovery option. Select the target Operating System that you want to recover. Next click the Next button and then Finish.
If you are facing any problem while following these steps, you can ask certified technicians to get support for Windows 10.