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Win 8 Image Backup recommendations sought

  1. #1


    Posts : 5
    Windows 8

    Win 8 Image Backup recommendations sought


    Greetings,

    Quite new to Win 8. Win 8 appears to have built in to the software a system reformat method. However, I would like to back the image up after I have a few programs installed.

    Is there a good image backup software that someone can recommend for Windows 8?

    Thank you.

    Sbolton

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  2. #2


    Posts : 22,573
    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello Sbolton, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    If you like, you could create a custom refresh image that would include you apps and programs. The custom image would be used when you refresh Windows 8 instead of the default.

    Refresh Windows 8 - Create and Use Custom Recovery Image

    Otherwise, the free 3rd party programs Macrium Reflect and Aomei Backupper are good ones.

    Hope this helps,
    Shawn
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  3. #3


    United States
    Posts : 3,093
    Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit


    What Brink said. Creating a bootable PE disc or usb flash is wise also.
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  4. #4


    Germany/Florida
    Posts : 4,514
    Vista and Win7


    Here is some help: Imaging with free Macrium - Windows 7 Help Forums

    AOMEI is nice and easy too. But that is work in progress. It does not work for 8.1 in 32bit. I have already sent them the data.
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  5. #5


    Posts : 5
    Windows 8


    Thank you all very much.

    Question answered.

    Sbolton
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  6. #6


    Posts : 22,573
    64-bit Windows 10


    Glad we could help.
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