Since my computer has to be sent away for a repair I thought that it would be sensible, just in case, to create a SYSTEM IMAGE BACKUP, for use with either “SYSTEM RESTORE” OR “SYSTEM REFRESH”. Being a novice to these functions, I researched the internet. There appears to be a number of methods to create an image from which I selected two.
Open Control Panel
Type “File History” in search box
Select “System Image Backup”
Follow instruction on screen (Selected an external hard drive)
This created a number of folders one of which was “Backup 2014-02-19 153758” (This this the image file?)
Select: “windows + X”
Select: “command prompt (admin)”
At Prompt Input “recimg.exe/createimage “K :/BackImage”” (an external hard drive)
Creates in the folder BackImage a file “CustomRefresh.wim” (This is the restore file?)
This raises a number of questions in my mind:
- Do both “SYSTEM RESTORE” and SYSTEM REFRESH” operate from then same SYSTEM IMAGE BACKUP?
- Which of the two highlighted files is the image that is used
- Since, at least in “SYSTEM REFRESH”, there is no prompt for a folder/file name how does windows decide which folder/file to use, if there are more than one on the hard drives.
Any help in understanding this would be greatly welcomed