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Reinstallation Disc of Installed Windows 8

  1. #1


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    Windows 8.1 x64

    Reinstallation Disc of Installed Windows 8


    Hi,

    I am formatting C Drive and reinstalling New OS to the PC but meanwhile i would like to have the backup of the installed windows 8 in case something goes wrong and i would not loose my old Windows OS files if i reinstall windows 8 back to C Drive after formatting it i should get the same OS i used earlier without loosing any files.

    Please help

    Cheers
    Trojan

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    8.1x64PWMC Ubuntu14.04x64 MintMate17x64


    Macrium should do the job for W7, 8, 8.1 & 10



    Macrium Reflect Free
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    Windows 8.1 x64


    @ topgundcp
    Very good tutorial and apps but after taking the backup how will install the back of that OS if i have formatted C Drive
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    When making a backup image of current OS, You would save it to an external hard drive and when restore is needed. Boot up from the usb then restore back to C:
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    Windows 8.1 x64


    M8 any tutorial available
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    Windows 8.1 x64


    Error - Backup Aborted - Volume Bitmap is NULL
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    7/8/ubuntu/Linux Deepin


    Try using a different imaging program.
    Free Windows 10, Windows 8.1/8, Windows 7 Backup Software - AOMEI Backupper Standard For Win7

    Settings>VSS>Don't use VSS.

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  8. #8


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    Windows 8.1 x64


    @ SIW2

    I have taken the backup of the C Drive what is the next in case if i format my C Drive install Win 7 and then remove it and want my old OS to be installed without losing the files and setting
    Now i have the folder under name of " System Backup "
    Last edited by TrojanHorse27; 28 Feb 2015 at 04:48.
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