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System Image - Create in Windows 8

  1. #140


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    64-bit Windows 10


    You're welcome.

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  2. #141


    Posts : 26
    WIndows 8 Pro


    The "Windows 7 Recovery" dialogs are no longer there after the 8.1 upgrade. I've read lots of the documentation on wbadmin.exe, which is still included with 8.1, but the syntax for backups, and especially restores, are exceptionally cryptic.
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  3. #142


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    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello mfaklis,

    Yep, it has changed in Windows 8.1. You could use step 3 in Option Two for Windows 8.1 instead though.

    However, this may be an issue though: Latest Win 8.1 ISO "Breaks" System Image Functionality
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  4. #143


    Posts : 18
    Windows 8.1 x64


    I have a few questions regarding how system images are handled in Windows.

    1. If I create a newer system image, will it overwrite my old system image of the same PC? If not, is there a function in the Control Panel to delete the old system image or will I have to right-click on the WindowsImageBackup folder and select the delete option there?
    2. Will a system image of Windows 8.1 overwrite/interfere with an existing system image of my other PC that runs Windows 7?
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  5. #144


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    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello Klaw,

    Q1) If you do not have enough max space set on the HDD, then yes creating a new system image will overwrite the old one.

    Q2) It will not affect a system image created from another computer. Each computer will have it's own folder in the WindowsImageBackup folder.

    Hope this helps,
    Shawn
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  6. #145


    Posts : 18
    Windows 8.1 x64


    Cool, thanks. So if I turned off system protection (I use an SSD and everyone says to do it), will any new system images overwrite the old one or do I actually have to set a size limit by turning on system protection? Also, I asked this before, but you forgot to answer it:

    Is there a function in the Control Panel to delete the old system image or will I have to right-click on the WindowsImageBackup folder and select the delete option there?
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  7. #146


    Posts : 22,582
    64-bit Windows 10


    Klaw,

    You could set a "max usage" size without turning on System Protection. However, METHOD TWO is the easiest way to keep multiple system images.

    Unfortunately in Windows 8.1, you would need to manually delete the WindowsImageBackup folder to delete a created system image that you do no want anymore.
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  8. #147


    Posts : 18
    Windows 8.1 x64


    All right, thanks a lot for your help.
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  9. #148


    Posts : 22,582
    64-bit Windows 10


    You're most welcome.
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  10. #149


    Posts : 3
    Win8 x64


    Hello, Shawn!

    First visit to eightforums, registered on sevenforums a while back.

    I just bought a Win8 laptop, and a friend was telling me that the first thing I should do is create a system image, before installing anything. Is that sound advice? Or should I put some basics on and do the image then? (e.g., non-IE Browser, anti-virus, MS Office, etc.)

    Also, I admittedly have not been very good in the past with doing regular backups. Do you have a guide for it, or any recommended rate/routine?

    TIA!

    -VSP
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