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    Back up (system image)


    Hi, after a week stable (ish) I decided to back up my system. It's all a bit complicated. I clean installed this time, well, I mean I ticked import no settings or programs.
    The back up options I seem to have are: back up your files (not needed)
    And 'Windows 7 system image' why is it called that? I want to back up Windows 8?
    Do I use this? it seems to have worked but could they make it any more confusing?

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    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello Stratoc,

    Yes, you would use Windows 7 File Recovery. It's just called that since Microsoft used the same system image feature in Windows 8 that was used in Windows 7.

    System Image - Create in Windows 8


    Hope this helps,
    Shawn
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    Thanks for help!
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    Posts : 22,582
    64-bit Windows 10


    You're most welcome.
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