In this video we cover creating a bootable recovery drive with Paragon Backup and Recovery. We can use this drive to boot into a system that will not otherwise boot. From there we can restore a previously created system image.
I have always been a big supporter of keeping system images through the Windows install process as well as before doing any updates. Windows system updates for example can occasionally go bad. Installing new software is always risky (ILOK...). Occasionally everything goes well but the new software is buggy or has a bug that you are not going to live with. Imaging is the easiest way to keep safety backups of your system.