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Recovery in W8.1 Enterprise. Can't find image restore.

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    W10 x64 pro and W8.1 x86

    Recovery in W8.1 Enterprise. Can't find image restore.


    Although I have been able to make a full disk image using the built in "system image" option, I can not find any way to restore it. The recovery options only point to system restore and refresh PC. I'm navigating to <control panel> and then <file history> to access the recovery options. I can not find any restore from system image option anywhere.


    Am I missing something, or is it deliberately missing in the Enterprise editions ? If so is there any way I can restore the backup image ?

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    Windows 10 Pro Prieview x64


    Boot from recovery or install media. Then take the System Image Recovery option in Advanced Options. That should work.
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    If you don't have recovery or install media:

    From the metro desktop, type create recovery then chose Create Recovery Drive.
    If you have a Start button via Classic Shell, Start8 or similar, click i then type create recovery then chose Create Recovery Drive.

    This will allow you to create a bootable flash drive you can use to restore as adamf mentions above.

    Recovery Drive - Create with USB Flash Drive in Windows 8
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    W10 x64 pro and W8.1 x86


    Quote Originally Posted by adamf View Post
    Boot from recovery or install media. Then take the System Image Recovery option in Advanced Options. That should work.
    Thanks. That worked a treat.

    Quote Originally Posted by Ztruker View Post
    If you don't have recovery or install media:

    From the metro desktop, type create recovery then chose Create Recovery Drive.
    If you have a Start button via Classic Shell, Start8 or similar, click i then type create recovery then chose Create Recovery Drive.

    This will allow you to create a bootable flash drive you can use to restore as adamf mentions above.

    Recovery Drive - Create with USB Flash Drive in Windows 8
    Fortunately I still had the bootable ISO on flash drive... that did the trick.
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    Great.
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Recovery in W8.1 Enterprise. Can't find image restore.
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