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No System Image or Backup affter upgrading to Windows 8.1

  1. #1


    Posts : 4
    win 8.1

    No System Image or Backup affter upgrading to Windows 8.1


    After upgrading to the Win 8.1 upgrade I can no longer find the full backup selection and clicking on the change backup settings only shows a little clock. Has the backup function been removed from win 8.1?

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  2. #2


    Orbiting the Moon
    Posts : 2,975
    Windows 10 x64


    Yes it has been removed.
    Something I used for all these years...

    See the note (about 8.1) in the tutorial:
    System Image - Create in Windows 8
    File history can make a refresh image if requested or you use third party programs.

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  3. #3


    Posts : 2
    Windows 8.1


    It is system image backup in Windows 8.1
    1. Start Windows PowerShell as admin.

    2nd Copy in: wbadmin start backup-backup target: E:-include: C:-quiet-allCritical
    Replace if necessary E: depending on where you want to save the image file.
    3rd Enter

    Recovering:
    Starting with Windows 8 USB installation media and select advanced startup or open run and copy:
    C: \ Windows \ System32 \ Shutdown.exe / r / o

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    Last edited by lasseska; 30 Jul 2013 at 15:41.
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  4. #4


    Posts : 1,093
    Windows 8 Pro Windows 8.1 Preview


    Quote Originally Posted by lasseska View Post
    It is system image backup in Windows 8.1
    1. Start Windows PowerShell as admin.

    2nd Copy in: wbadmin start backup-backup target: E:-include: C:-quiet-allCritical
    Replace if necessary E: depending on where you want to save the image file.
    3rd Enter

    Recovering:
    Starting with Windows 8 USB installation media and select advanced startup or open run and copy:
    C: \ Windows \ System32 \ Shutdown.exe / r / o

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    Or just download Macrium Reflect Free. No need for command line strings. Works like a top on Win 8.1:

    Macrium Reflect FREE Edition - Information and download

    Hope this helps. Good luck.
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  5. #5


    Orbiting the Moon
    Posts : 2,975
    Windows 10 x64


    Quote Originally Posted by lasseska View Post
    It is system image backup in Windows 8.1
    1. Start Windows PowerShell as admin.

    2nd Copy in: wbadmin start backup-backup target: E:-include: C:-quiet-allCritical
    Replace if necessary E: depending on where you want to save the image file.
    3rd Enter

    Recovering:
    Starting with Windows 8 USB installation media and select advanced startup or open run and copy:
    C: \ Windows \ System32 \ Shutdown.exe / r / o

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    Like a gift from the skies!

    Thanks a lot!
    Will be very useful.
    Wbadmin start backup

    Welcome to the forum as well.
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  6. #6


    Posts : 4
    win 8.1


    Thanks to everyone for your help||||
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  7. #7


    Posts : 1,093
    Windows 8 Pro Windows 8.1 Preview


    Go for the Macrium Reflect Free. BTW, I tested that command line method a while back and I even embedded a "how to" in one of the previous forum threads. Unfortunately, I went on a misguided image deletion rampage and mistakenly deleted the images in my post here:

    How To Create a Windows 8.1 (Preview) System Image

    So, having gone through extended testing with the two, I have settled on Macrium Free as the best solution.

    Good luck with any decision you may make.
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  8. #8


    Posts : 2
    Windows 8.1


    Sure, it's easier with MR free. I use it with.
    Suffice it to install "Macrium Reflect" once, the program can make a rescue CD / USB stick, then you can uninstall the program.
    Works great to both save and reload the image file with only USB stick.
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  9. #9


    Orbiting the Moon
    Posts : 2,975
    Windows 10 x64


    Good to know Macrium makes life easier in this case.

    Thanks guys.
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