How to save Windows 10 system settings?

Tired Knight 20 Reputation points

I want to save my Windows 10 system settings and restore them over a new clean installation. Specifically, I mean the parameters one can find in the Settings app like Power & Sleep, Privacy, and Personalization. I do not wish to save my personal files and/or installed apps.

Settings -> Account -> Sync is not what I'm looking for because it actually synchronizes your settings across several devices (but I use only one) and doesn't give me an option to apply those saved settings once I reinstall the OS.

Windows 10
Windows 10
A Microsoft operating system that runs on personal computers and tablets.
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  1. S.Sengupta 10,861 Reputation points MVP

    Windows 10 includes a backup feature that allows you to create a system image. This system image can be used to restore your entire system, including settings and files.

    To create a system image:

    1. Go to "Control Panel" > "System and Security" > "Backup and Restore ."
    2. In the left pane, select "Create a system image."
    3. Follow the on-screen instructions to select a destination drive and create the system image.

    There are third-party backup and system migration tools available that can help you save and restore your Windows settings and configuration.

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