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Dell Latitude 10 ST2 Windows 8.1 Tablet Backup & Restore


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#1 leonicholson

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Posted 23 February 2017 - 03:03 PM

Love the refurb tablet, but having some problems with Windows update.

After some updates, the machine will not reboot and I have to "start over".

It has 64GB and I have a 64GB usb flash drive.

 

How do I create a full backup and, if update screws up the tablet, then restore from the usb?

This way, I can figure out which update is the problem without having to reload reload everything.

 

 

 

 



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Posted 02 March 2017 - 01:21 PM

If you are looking for a means of reverting back to a previous Windows condition after a update problem you should create a new Restore Point before installing the update.  To create a new Restore Point follow the instructions below.

 

Press the Windows key windowskey_zps092d5c75.png and the R key to open the Run box.  When the Run box opens type in sysdm.cpl, then click/tap on OK.

 

This will open System Properties, click/tap on the System Protection tab. 

 

Click/tap on Create in the lower right portion of the screen.  You well be asked to information for identification purposes, such as the date or a name.

 

This will create a new Restore Point, you will receive a message stating that a restore point was successfully created.

 

If you are looking for software which will produce a cloned copy of the operating system you could use Macrium Reflect.  There is a tutorial available for this program which can be found here.


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Posted 02 March 2017 - 01:32 PM

I used restore after a Windows Update screwed up the tablet.  (One Intel update caused the tablet to just shut down after a couple minutes).

I have used Macrium to clone to replacement SSD drives in the past.  Very good software.

 

My question is more how can you restore a system if you can't get to Windows Restore.

 

I've managed so far, but was wondering how to back up everything to a USB, then restore from the USB with everything intact.

I do keep a Recovery Boot USB.


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Posted 02 March 2017 - 02:00 PM

I'm going to go out on a limb and guess that what you want to know is how to boot into Widnows 8.1 to make repairs when you can not boot into Windows normally.  Right?


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