Can't create system repair disc - Win 10 Pro


BEH

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Hi. I've been creating system image backups of my Dell laptop for a few years. I've never attempted to
create a system repair disc. Well, today, out of curiosity I attempted to do so following a system image
backup when prompted. The process failed indicating it couldn't find files it needed (Win 10 installation
files) . So, I have a system image backup on an external HD and that's it.

In addition, I have been creating system image copies of my ASUS (Win 10 Home) and today I attempted to create
a system repair disc for the first time for it and had no issues.

Q1. If I need them where can I get the installation files ?
Q2. Do I need the repair disc or can I boot from the system image backup on the external HD ?

I'm confused about this..

thanks BEH
 
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The Start button, Control Panel, System and Maintenance, and Backup and Restore buttons can all be used to access Backup and Restore. Click Create a system repair disc in the left pane, then adhere to the instructions.
 

BEH

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Hi Martin... thanks for your follow up. I believe you've misunderstood my issue. I have tried to create a repair disc /recovery
drive using the process you've indicated. In two ways. 1. following a system image copy there is a prompt Q asking if you
want to create a recovery disc. Also there is the way of clicking on 'create a system repair disc' in the panel you've
indicated. All processes fail since the Windows files required to create the repair disc / recovery drive are missing.
That's my issue. How do I either restore them from where ever or get them externally from where ever.
 
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You can also use the Windows installation media to boot the pc & restore an image so the recovery drive isn’t needed.
I would like to add that the inbuilt imaging (Win 7 backup) is deprecated & Microsoft recommends moving to third party software like Macrium Reflect.
 

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