How to restore a Windows 10 system image to an existing or larger storage device


Since Windows Vista Microsoft incorporated a framework imaging utility that makes it simple to reinforcement your whole PC, which you would then be able to use to reestablish if there should be an occurrence of framework disappointment, move to a bigger hard circle or essentially to have a working condition of your PC to be safe. As noticed, a framework picture is a careful copy of your hard plate, down to the parcel design.

Contingent upon how enormous your Windows 10 establishment is, it can utilize a ton of room, so you ought to put resources into an outer USB hard plate with a ton of room. In this article, they investigate reestablishing the framework picture on a bigger hard circle. This makes it very helpful in the event that you by one way or another grow out of your present stockpiling apportioning.


In the first place, look at the accompanying article how to make a framework picture here.

When you have your reinforcement prepared, you can continue to shutdown the framework, introduce your hard plate or restart and boot from the recuperation drive or Windows 10 bootable media. In the event that you don’t bootable Windows 10 media, see the accompanying article for guidelines:

How to download official Windows 10 ISO files

To learn how to change your BIOS options to boot from the DVD drive, see the following tutorial: profiles and-change-boot-setup/

Once your computer is set to boot from the DVD, you should see this option.

If you are installing from a thumb drive, see the following instructions how to prepare your computer to boot from one: from-a-Windows-7-establishment plate or-USB-streak drive

The Windows logo will show up on screen, this may be here for some time, as long as you see the indicater, everything ought to be alright.

Click Next

Click Repair your PC

Click Troubleshoot

Click System Image Recovery

Ensure your outer hard plate where the framework picture is found is associated and turned on.

System Image will select the latest system image, if you would rather restore another image, select the Select a system image radio box and click Next and follow the on screen instructions to select an available system image.

System Image will arrangement and repartition your hard disk, in the event that you have segments or other joined stockpiling you would to prohibit, click the Exclude disks… button and do so then click Next

Click Finish to begin

One last admonition before the reclamation starts. ClickYes to proceed.

Hold up pause while the reclamation happens. This can take some time.

At the point when complete, your PC will restart naturally or you can do so immediately.

Reclaim unallocated disk space if necessary

In the event that you restorage a framework picture on a hard circle or SSD that is bigger than the one it supplanted, at that point you will have unallocated plate space to recover in light of the fact that the framework picture reestablished by its known parcel design.

Press Windows key + X or right click the Start button and click Disk


You will see there is an unallocated segment, this is the thing that you have to recover. To do as such, right snap the Local plate where Windows 10 is introduced, normally C:\ and snap Extend Volume…

Click Next

Click Next (make sure the unallocated partition is actually selected).

Click Finish , you should now see a single disk partition for your Local disk in Disk Management with reclaimed space.

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