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    System Image does work


    This is for a system image restore. Not system restore


    I wrote wrong title instead Sorry

    I wanted to try Ubunto 12.10 on an old dell laptop that i had running Windows 8. It would not allow me to use the installer because of problems with Windows 8, so i decided to wipe the drive and install Ubunto fresh.
    I had a bunch of problems with the wireless connections and software and decided (since i did put it on a desktop already) to forget it.
    I had an system image that I made last month on an external HD on this laptop using the system image in Windows 8

    Hooked up my external HD and the system image disk I made- and in 1 hour I was back up and running
    All i have to do is do one months worth of security updates, and a few minor stuff but i did not have to reinstall Windows 7 then sp1 then Windows 8 upgrade.

    So this is proof the system image in windows 8 works like a charm!
    Last edited by robinb9; 01 Apr 2013 at 13:45.

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    Great news Robin.

    Just to help clarify to avoid confusion for others with the technical terms, "Restore points" and "System Restore" is different than a "System Image" and "System Image Recovery".
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    Ya I realized it after I typed it. I meant system image. Not restore. I am not not at the office now but when I get back I will re edit it
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    No worries. Title edited.

    You should see some of my oops. LOL
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    Bit of shame it is being removed, then.
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    thanks brink for the fix to the title
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    Quote Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
    Bit of shame it is being removed, then.
    Luckily there's the built-in custom refresh image feature that can be used instead. Not quite the same, but can be used for Windows 8 itself instead of selected drives.

    Refresh Windows 8 - Create and Use Custom Recovery Image
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    Unfortunately, it isn't an image in the same sense.

    Good news for 3rd party imaging program vendors, I suppose.
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    Tru dat.
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