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How do I make a mirror image in windows 8?

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    How do I make a mirror image in windows 8?


    I can't figure out how to make a mirror image in win8. I remember in win7 I could just type "Recovery" and select "Create mirror image" but that doesn't work in win8.

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    I think the wording has changed but here is what I think you are looking.

    System Image - Create in Windows 8[1]=Backup%20Restore
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    Windows 8.1 & W10 Tech Priview


    I would suggest using Macrium Reflect FREE Edition - Information and download. Using Windows to make images is not always successful when the time comes to restore your OS and data.
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    Germany/Florida
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    Vista and Win7


    Quote Originally Posted by Bumpkin View Post
    I would suggest using Macrium Reflect FREE Edition - Information and download. Using Windows to make images is not always successful when the time comes to restore your OS and data.
    +1, good suggestion. Windows backup/recovery has been historically unreliable. I would not trust it.
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    South Coast NSW, Australia
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    Windows 8.1 'Ultimate' RTM 64 bit (Pro/WMC).


    I've had the Windows imaging software fail ONCE since Vista RC1, and that was my fault, not a problem with the program.

    I had accidentally restored this machine with an image of my other laptop (both W7, but one was Ult 32-bit, the other
    was Home Prem. 64-bit), which naturally sent everything pear-shaped.

    However, a quick n' dirty re-install of W7 HP 64-bit then allowed me to restore from the correct image with no problem.

    I've certainly never come across any real 'horror-stories' relating to it.

    Wenda.
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    Germany/Florida
    Posts : 4,514
    Vista and Win7


    Wenda, I have seen quite a few poor souls that could not recover with a Windows image. For that reason I wrote this tutorial - and I did not do that just for the fun of it, but because it was urgently needed. And a few people (that I know of) were able to bail themselves out with it.
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