How to Create a System Image Backup of Windows 8

Windows 8 Administrators are strongly recommended to create a system image backup of the operating system in case something goes wrong with your system. You should do this in order to get the system back up and running in case the operating system fails to boot, or otherwise gets corrupted for any reason.

How to create a system image in Windows 8?

To create a system image in Windows 8, here’s what you need to do:

From the Settings pane, click Control Panel.

On the Control Panel window, click System and Security category.

On the System and Security window, click File History from the right pane.

From the left pane of the File History window, click Windows File Recovery option at the bottom.

On the Windows File Recovery window, click Create a system image. 

Confirm backup settings

Confirm backup settings

You can see three target locations – Hard Drive, One or more DVDs or Network location. Select the target location to save the system image bakup. Once selected, click Next.

Saving the backup

Saving the backup

On the Confirm your backup settings page, click Start backup to initiate the image backup process.Wait until the Windows 8 system image is created.

Confirm backup settings

Confirm backup settings

backing up system reserved

backing up system reserved

Back on the Create a system image box, click Close. Once done, close the Windows File Recovery window.

To verify successful system image backup creation, go to the target location.

Windows Image Backup

Windows Image Backup

And you are done!! Creating system image backups of your Windows PC and storing them on an external drive, optical media, or network drive, can be very handy. Reimaging a PC often takes minutes, as opposed to the time taken required to reinstall Windows, the hardware drivers, and all your applications. It’s also a good way to migrate your old hard drive to a new one.

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