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System & Maintenance missing from Control Panel

  1. #1


    Posts : 1
    Win 8.1

    System & Maintenance missing from Control Panel


    Hi everyone, new here, but here goes.... I want to create a complete back up of my Win 8.1 laptop so Googles for help. The following came up...

    "To back up your programs, system settings, and files


    • Open Backup and Restore by clicking the Start button , clicking Control Panel, clicking System and Maintenance, and then clicking Backup and Restore.
    • In the left pane, click Create a system image, and then follow the steps in the wizard. If you're prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type the password or provide confirmation."

      The trouble is I DON'T HAVE the 'System & Maintenance' section in my Control Panel. Is this something I have to download and install as an extra?


    Any and all help appreciated...

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  2. #2


    Posts : 22,582
    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello Rob, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    You may have Control Panel opened in "category view" instead of "large icons" view.

    Control Panel - Open in Windows 8

    If you like, OPTION TWO in the tutorial below can show you a few different ways to start creating a system image.

    System Image - Create in Windows 8
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  3. #3


    Eastbourne uk
    Posts : 89
    Windows 10 x64 Home Build (Version 1709) 16299.125


    Hi in control Panel you have Security and Maintenance
    Systems its on its own.
    Have you run trouble shooter from control panel as that may help you
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  4. #4


    Posts : 14
    win8.1/win10


    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    Hello Rob, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    You may have Control Panel opened in "category view" instead of "large icons" view.

    Control Panel - Open in Windows 8

    If you like, OPTION TWO in the tutorial below can show you a few different ways to start creating a system image.

    System Image - Create in Windows 8
    Yes. A lot of users stumble on that.
    I would rather have View by Category eliminated. But that just me.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

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