troubleshooting Question

Cannot create system image on Windows 10 Pro computer

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I purchased a used Dell T3610 workstation. The operating system is Win10. It has a built in dvd drive. I always want to perform a full image backup of any new computer when I know no disks will arrive with the computer purchase. So, as soon as I answered all the startup Win10 questions I tried to run a full system backup. I have done this before on the used Windows 7 computers I purchased. On a separate computer I formatted the 128 gig flash drive to make sure it had an NTSF format. On the Dell I started the full system image . It told me the flash drive was not an acceptable media . I had to use dvd’s. Could not use any flash device at all.

On my Windows 7 computers I was able to create system images on a flash drive. What am I missing? An advanced operating system like Windows 10 should all creation of system images to a flash drive.
  Please share your thoughts.  Thank you.

Dr. KlahnPrincipal Software Engineer

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