How to Create Ghost Image of Windows 10 Step-by-Step

The ghost image can ensure a quick recovery of the system if a system breakdown occurs caused by a hard drive failing, computer virus, malware, system update, etc. So, I want to create a ghost of my Windows 10 computer, but I don't know how. Can you give me a step-by-step guide?

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Larissa· Answered on Jan 05, 2024

Windows provides a built-in Backup and Restore(Windows 7) feature, which allows you to create a ghost image of a Windows 10 computer:

  • Follow the path to locate Backup and Restore:

        Settings - Update & Security - Backup - Backup and Restore.

  • Click "Create a system image" from the left panel.
  • Choose a location where you want to save the image backup. (It is best to save the ghost image to an external hard drive to ensure security.)
  • Select the partition where your operating system exists, and click "Start backup." Wait for the process to finish, then click "Close."

EaseUS Todo Backup is another tool that allows you to clone system disk Windows 10 or ghost Windows hard drive to an image file with three steps. It also supports schedule backup, meaning you can set a specific time, and it will create a system image automatically. Here is the step-by-step tutorial:

Step 1. Launch EaseUS Todo Backup and click the "Create backup" option.

Step 2. Select the OS as the backup source.

Step 3. Choose a location where you want to store the backup, and click "Backup now" to start the process. (You can choose to save the backup to a hard drive or NAS.)

Following our guide, you can easily create a ghost image of Windows 10 with Backup and Restore or EaseUS Todo Backup.

Related Article: How to Ghost Hard Drive in Windows 10

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