“System Image Backup” Error 0x80070716 After Upgrading to Windows 10

When you click the System Image Backup option in the File History window, Error 0x80070716 may be shown and the System Image Backup page doesn’t open.

An internal error has occured

The specified resource name cannot be found in the
image file. (0x80070716)

This can be fixed by deleting a registry value which may have been carried over from the previous Windows installation. Use these steps:

(Thanks RArandes_91)

Click Start, type Regedit.exe and press {ENTER}

Navigate to this location:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE \ SOFTWARE \ Microsoft \ Windows \ CurrentVersion \ WindowsBackup

In the right pane, right-click the value named ValidConfig and choose Delete. Or, you may append the value with a hyphen (-) as in the picture below:

Exit the Registry Editor.

The System Image Backup a.k.a Backup and Restore window should now launch correctly.

Registry Fix

To automate the above setting, download w10-sib-fix.zip, unzip the enclosed REG files and double-click w10-sib-fix.reg to run it.

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Ramesh Srinivasan is passionate about Microsoft technologies and he has been a consecutive ten-time recipient of the Microsoft Most Valuable Professional award in the Windows Shell/Desktop Experience category, from 2003 to 2012. He loves to troubleshoot and write about Windows. Ramesh founded Winhelponline.com in 2005.

8 thoughts on ““System Image Backup” Error 0x80070716 After Upgrading to Windows 10”

  1. Good to see you posting again Ramesh.

    It seems Firefox fails to load your website images and CSS, and when I right-click on one and open it in another tab, it says the URL is now in the list of reported malware sites. (Of course, I can ignore the warning for the length of the session and the website shows up alright.) Maybe you should investigate. Thanks.

  2. This worked for me… Win7 user that upgraded to Win 10… 🙂 creating a system image on an external hard-drive for when i replace the hard-drive in the future…

  3. Thank you. VERY helpful & perfect for a heavy computer user like me who definitely believes in backups and the ability for an image (given the huge number of programs I have running that I really don’t wish to reinstall) but who has no current programming etc knowledge to follow and do.

  4. I upgraded to Windows 10 from Windows 7 and Create a system repair disc cannot find my CD/DVD drive even though it works fine. Do you have any thoughts on this?


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