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System image on 8

  1. #1


    Ohio
    Posts : 473
    Windows 8 Pro

    System image on 8


    On Windows 7 it was easy to create a system image. But, I can't find a way to do it on 8. Does anyone know how?
    Also, some members have said that they like a third party utility called Macrium. Is that one better? Thanks

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  2. #2


    sweden
    Posts : 24
    Windows 8 Pro x64


    System image: Control panel, File Recovery for Windows 7, creating system image.

    Recovery: Desktop right settings, change computer settings,
    general, advanced startup, troubleshooting, advanced options, recovery
    system image.
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  3. #3


    Here you go Frank, have a look through this tutorial linked below.


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  4. #4


    Germany/Florida
    Posts : 4,514
    Vista and Win7


    Free Macrium is the way to go and a lot better than the Windows native facility.
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  5. #5


    Covington, La
    Posts : 1,184
    Windows 7 HP 64bit, Windows 8.1 Pro w/Media Center 64BIT


    Quote Originally Posted by whs View Post
    Free Macrium is the way to go and a lot better than the Windows native facility.
    I agree. Really easy to use and is very fast. It also lets you move the backup files around with out a problem.

    Jim
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  6. #6


    Orbiting the Moon
    Posts : 2,975
    Windows 10 x64


    Quote Originally Posted by PCmannen View Post
    System image: Control panel, File Recovery for Windows 7, creating system image.

    Recovery: Desktop right settings, change computer settings,
    general, advanced startup, troubleshooting, advanced options, recovery
    system image.
    Agree. This the way to do it like in Win7.

    Cheers
    Hopachi
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  7. #7


    Posts : 5,360
    7/8/ubuntu/Linux Deepin


    Macrium is good - small, fast, reliable - relatively easy to use.

    Big downside - it doesn't support gpt.

    I think the only free one with gpt support (REFS support, too ) is the new version of Paragon - It is not released yet, so the version they are giving out is very simple - no scheduling, just create and restore as you wish.

    Image Backup for Windows 8 - Overview
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  8. #8


    Rockville Maryland USA
    Posts : 14
    Windows 8 Enterprise


    FWIW: I bought Acronis 2013 and it seems to be working fine on my win8 machine.

    Rich
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