is there an option to take a Surface image? I know about storing data on Sky and other data backup option. Let say I just unpacked a new Surface, installed all updates and want to take an image for full recovery. Existing recovery (on recovery partition) will bring us to clean non patched system. Why asking? because in 8-12 month the patches may easily come to 1GB (before installation). The answer to the question "who cares?" is: to save time and may be some bandwidth .