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System image on 8


Frank1

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#1
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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System One

  • OS
    Windows 8 Pro
    System Manufacturer/Model
    HP Pavilion g7-120us Notebook
    Memory
    8 GIG

PCmannen

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sweden

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#2
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.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8 Pro x64
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Acer 5750 laptop
    CPU
    Intel Core i5 2.40 GHz
    Memory
    8 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel HD 3000
    Screen Resolution
    1366x768
    Hard Drives
    Samsung ssd 128 GB
    Internet Speed
    100/10

whs

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#4
Free Macrium is the way to go and a lot better than the Windows native facility.
 

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System One

  • OS
    Vista and Win7
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    2xHP, 2xGateway, 1xDell, 1xSony
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    5 SSDs and 12 HDs

Phone Man

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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 :cool:
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 7 HP 64bit, Windows 8.1 Pro w/Media Center 64BIT
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    ASUS - Home Built
    CPU
    AMD Phenom II X6 1100T
    Motherboard
    ASUS M5A99X EVO
    Memory
    Crucial Balistic DDR-3 1866 CL 9 (8 GB)
    Graphics Card(s)
    MSI R6850 Cyclone IGD5 PE
    Sound Card
    On Chip
    Monitor(s) Displays
    ASUS VE258Q 25" LED with DVI-HDMI-DisplayPort
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080
    Hard Drives
    Two WD Cavier Black 2TB Sata 6gbs
    WD My Book Essential 2TB USB 3.0
    PSU
    Seasonic X650 80 Plus GOLD Modular
    Case
    Corsair 400R
    Cooling
    Antec Kuhler H2O 620, Two 120mm and four 140mm
    Keyboard
    AVS Gear Blue LED Backlight
    Mouse
    Logitech Marble Mouse USB, Logitech Precision Game Pad
    Internet Speed
    15MB
    Antivirus
    NIS, Malwarebytes Premium 2
    Other Info
    APC UPS ES 750, Netgear WNR3500L Gigabit & Wireless N Router with SamKnows Test Program,
    Motorola SB6120 Gigabit Cable Modem.
    Brother HL-2170W Laser Printer,
    Epson V300 Scanner

Hopachi

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#6
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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System One

  • OS
    Windows 10 x64
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    HP Envy DV6 7250
    CPU
    Intel i7-3630QM
    Motherboard
    HP, Intel HM77 Express Chipset
    Memory
    16GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel HD4000 + Nvidia Geforce 630M
    Sound Card
    IDT HD Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    15.6' built-in + Samsung S22D300 + 17.3' LG Phillips
    Screen Resolution
    multiple resolutions
    Hard Drives
    Samsung SSD 250GB + Hitachi HDD 750GB
    PSU
    120W adapter
    Case
    small
    Cooling
    laptop cooling pad
    Keyboard
    Backlit built-in + big one in USB
    Mouse
    SteelSeries Sensei
    Internet Speed
    slow and steady
    Browser
    Chromium, Pale Moon, Firefox Developer Edition
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender
    Other Info
    That's basically it.

SIW2

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#7
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
 

My Computer

System One

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

richnrockville

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#8
FWIW: I bought Acronis 2013 and it seems to be working fine on my win8 machine.

Rich
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8 Enterprise
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Toshiba Laptop Qosmio X870
    CPU
    Intel Core 7
    Motherboard
    toshiba
    Memory
    16 gigabytes
    Graphics Card(s)
    Nvidia 3 gig GTX 670M
    Hard Drives
    250gig SSD and 256Gig SSD
    Internet Speed
    Fios 50/25
    Other Info
    New replacement for my older Toshibas

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