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System Image - Create in Windows 8

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    good I like it I am very about how I make windows 8 image but I don't understand why he call "windows 7 file recovery image" why don't windows 8 File recovery image ....?

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  2. #31


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    Hello Goher Altaf,

    That has us scratching our heads as well, but my guess is that it's because it's a feature carried over from Windows 7.
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  3. #32


    Ok Thanks
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  4. #33


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    Windows 8 Pro


    I have a Win8 image on my hard drive, but it is apparently useless since the recovery disc will not allow me to access it. The image is 7.34gb and even too large for a DL DVD. So how is it possible to even use the image?
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    Hello rdwray,

    Was the image not available or what when doing the system image recovery?

    There's not much you can do if it will not recognize the system image.

    Did you move or rename the WindowsImageBackup folder?

    If you like, you could use the tutorial below to mount the system image's .vhdx file to manually extract any needed files from it.

    System Image - Extract Files Using Disk Management
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  6. #35


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    Windows 8 Pro


    I used "recimg /CreateImage F:\Backup\Windows\Windows_8\Image"...
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  7. #36


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    Ah, ok. That's to create a custom refresh image to be used when you do a refresh instead.
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  8. #37


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    Windows 10 x64


    Quote Originally Posted by Goher Altaf View Post
    good I like it I am very about how I make windows 8 image but I don't understand why he call "windows 7 file recovery image" why don't windows 8 File recovery image ....?
    Because it's the original method used by Windows 7. Win8 has a newer backup function.

    That's for compatibility and logic-naming only with Win7 functionality.

    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    That has us scratching our heads as well, but my guess is that it's because it's a feature carried over from Windows 7.

    That's right.

    That type of imaging will be removed completely in Windows 9 and it's called deprecated.

    Windows 7 Backup and Restore deprecated (Windows)

    Hope that explains it.
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  9. #38


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    Windows 8 Pro


    But will this work without access to the registry - bad partition, etc...?
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  10. #39


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    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    Ah, ok. That's to create a custom refresh image to be used when you do a refresh instead.
    Quote Originally Posted by rdwray View Post
    But will this work without access to the registry - bad partition, etc...?
    If the partition/drive (ex: F where you saved it) goes bad, then yes you lost the image as well.

    You could do a refresh at boot or in Windows 8.
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