As well as making that macrum system image you might want to make a windows system image also, that way you can have both types should one of them ever fail. Windows has a built in tool for making images, here is how to use it http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/tutorials/create-system-image-in-windows-7-8/#manual
on windows 8.1 the image making function is to be found under "file history", I'm not sure precisely where it is on windows 10 but it will be there somewhere. You'll also need to make a recovery USB*, just-in-case you have a crash so bad that you can't even get to the windows recovery environment, such a USB will get you to the recovery environment, afetr which you can use your the system image made with windows' internal tool. Your macrium system image will need it's own version of a recovery drive/disk, the options to do this are contained within macrium. Have your macrium image on a seprate external device to your windows image, the macrium one will probably be slightly smaller than the windows one, it might fit on a 64gb USB if you are lucky, the windows one will refuse to be written to a "removable disk" and will only acccept being written to a "local disk", so unless you're lucky enough to find a USB that calls itself "local" rather than "removable" you'll need an external HDD instead.
*I think this is what randem is taling about, but as far as I can tell what he is suggesting ONLY makes the recovery usb, you'll need a system image as well which will have to be made via the functions in control panel. And ofcourse you'll also need that macrium image and it's recovery disc/usb, made with macrium.
Edited by rp88, 03 October 2015 - 02:57 PM.
Back on this site, for a while anyway, been so busy the last year.
My systems:2 laptops, intel i3 processors, windows 8.1 installed on the hard-drive and linux mint 17.3 MATE installed to USB