Hi, I created a few system images with windows 7 while installing updates and programs etc on a new install but when I reverted back to one of them after some experiments with installing windows updates I noticed that the windows update history was empty.
There were definitely a couple of updates installed and showing in update history when the system image was created so I'm not sure why the history is empty after restoring the image. I thought this made an exact copy of the system drive and everything would be the same when the image was restored so I'm not sure what's happened.
It's not a big issue as I'll be reinstalling windows again on this laptop once I've figured out the correct process to get updated without telemetry so I'm just curious as to what's going on.
Is there a better utility for making a system image rather than using windows? I just want something that'll backup the whole drive the os is on once I've got the whole system setup so I can recover to this state in the future if need be without reinstalling the os, updates, programs and changing all settings back again.
I thought the windows system image utility would be fine for this but if it's missing the update history who knows what else is missing from the backup and I just don't trust it now.
Edited by Veng3r, 19 November 2016 - 04:32 PM.
Moved from Win 7 to Backup, Disk Mgmt - Hamluis.