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Reinstallation Disc of Installed Windows 8

Hi,

I am formatting C Drive and reinstalling New OS to the PC but meanwhile i would like to have the backup of the installed windows 8 in case something goes wrong and i would not loose my old Windows OS files if i reinstall windows 8 back to C Drive after formatting it i should get the same OS i used earlier without loosing any files.

Please help

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Trojan
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1 x64
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Toshiba C850-i2011
    Graphics Card(s)
    AMD / Intel
    Monitor(s) Displays
    15.6
    Browser
    Firefox / IE

topgundcp

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Macrium should do the job for W7, 8, 8.1 & 10

[video=youtube;IhhDU66HGyk]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IhhDU66HGyk[/video]

Macrium Reflect Free
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    8.1x64PWMC Ubuntu14.04x64 MintMate17x64
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Home Brewed
    CPU
    I7 4970K OC'ed @4.7 GHz
    Motherboard
    MSI-Z97
    Memory
    16 GB G-Skill Trident X @2400MHZ
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA GeForce GTS 450
    Sound Card
    X-Fi Titanium Fatal1ty Professional Series
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Dual HP-W2408
    Screen Resolution
    1920X1200
    Hard Drives
    256 GB M2 sm951, (2) 500GB 850EVO, 5TB, 2 TB Seagate
    PSU
    Antec 850W
    Case
    Antec 1200
    Cooling
    Danger Den H20
    Keyboard
    Logitech
    Mouse
    Logitech Performance Mouse MX
    Internet Speed
    35/12mbps
    Browser
    Firefox
@ topgundcp
Very good tutorial and apps but after taking the backup how will install the back of that OS if i have formatted C Drive
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1 x64
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Toshiba C850-i2011
    Graphics Card(s)
    AMD / Intel
    Monitor(s) Displays
    15.6
    Browser
    Firefox / IE

topgundcp

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When making a backup image of current OS, You would save it to an external hard drive and when restore is needed. Boot up from the usb then restore back to C:
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    8.1x64PWMC Ubuntu14.04x64 MintMate17x64
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Home Brewed
    CPU
    I7 4970K OC'ed @4.7 GHz
    Motherboard
    MSI-Z97
    Memory
    16 GB G-Skill Trident X @2400MHZ
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA GeForce GTS 450
    Sound Card
    X-Fi Titanium Fatal1ty Professional Series
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Dual HP-W2408
    Screen Resolution
    1920X1200
    Hard Drives
    256 GB M2 sm951, (2) 500GB 850EVO, 5TB, 2 TB Seagate
    PSU
    Antec 850W
    Case
    Antec 1200
    Cooling
    Danger Den H20
    Keyboard
    Logitech
    Mouse
    Logitech Performance Mouse MX
    Internet Speed
    35/12mbps
    Browser
    Firefox

SIW2

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Try using a different imaging program.
Free Windows 10, Windows 8.1/8, Windows 7 Backup Software - AOMEI Backupper Standard For Win7

Settings>VSS>Don't use VSS.

abu.jpg
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    7/8/ubuntu/Linux Deepin
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
@ SIW2

I have taken the backup of the C Drive what is the next in case if i format my C Drive install Win 7 and then remove it and want my old OS to be installed without losing the files and setting
Now i have the folder under name of " System Backup "
 
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My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1 x64
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Toshiba C850-i2011
    Graphics Card(s)
    AMD / Intel
    Monitor(s) Displays
    15.6
    Browser
    Firefox / IE
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