System back-up

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  1. Dullstroom

    Dullstroom Well-Known Member

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    If I create a system restore disk or create a system image whilst backing up, do both take the current system image including all updates installed to the point of time I did the back-up ?
     
  2. patcooke

    patcooke Microsoft MVP
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    If you want a full image inoorporating the entire up to date contents of of your system I recommend a third party solution such as Macrium Reflect (available as a free download for home use).
     
  3. Saltgrass

    Saltgrass Excellent Member
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    A system image backup is a picture of your current install which allows that install to be recreated at a future date. So yes, it includes all updates and changes made up to that time.

    I use the Windows Image Backup, but others as you can tell, prefer third party utilities.
     

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