on what basis it is a negligence lol , for lazy basic users surely, for me not at all. To me my first system image (after the clean install) is the safest and cleanest; who knows what useless files or even malware may get in between the first and second one.... My system is static not dynamic; i don't install dozen of crappy softwares a day, each one i install is really needed, verified and proven to be safe. Also i restore this first image every 3 months and since Win10 upgrade every 6 months, i do a new clean install at that time, i never upgrade on top. RX just fill the gap between those 3 months. So i don't see any negligence on that. My system is always clean and take the minimum disk space, one reason why all Windows Updates never fails , my system is not polluted by junk or corrupted files/drivers gathered over the time... I have a specific methodology on how maintaining my OS. it proved to be efficient since more than 20 years.