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    Windows 8

    Windows Backup


    I just noticed, when I go to the Control Panel in Win8 Pro, it shows an item named Widows 7 File Recovery and no other back up item. That seems strange! Did I perhaps do something wrong when I installed Pro on my HP Envy h8-1414?

    Thank you.

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    Win7 Ult on DIY; Win8 Pro on MBP/Parallels; Win7 Ult on MBP/Boot Camp; Win7 Ult/Win8 Pro on HP


    That's it, just Windows 7 Recovery, if you want to recovery everything on your HD. Of course, you could use a 3rd party app like Acronis. Not clear why it is labeled Windows 7, but it works well. You can't extract individual files from this type of backup, which isn't great.
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    Last edited by Brink; 01 Dec 2012 at 13:02. Reason: added one
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    Windows 8.1 Pro x64 bit


    I have used Windows 7 file recovery to create and restore images of my Windows 8 installation and it works like a charm.
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    Windows 8


    Quote Originally Posted by znod View Post
    That's it, just Windows 7 Recovery, if you want to recovery everything on your HD. Of course, you could use a 3rd party app like Acronis. Not clear why it is labeled Windows 7, but it works well. You can't extract individual files from this type of backup, which isn't great.
    Thank you. Guess something fell through the cracks
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    You are very welcome. Or someone was on crack.
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