Create A "System Image Backup" in Windows 8/8.1

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  1. Stigg

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    Does anyone know how to make a shortcut to "System Image Backup" in Windows 8/8.1?

    I know there is a link to it in "File History" at the bottom left, but I would like to make a handy shortcut to it.


    Also. Is it possible to create a schedule for "System Image Backup" in Windows 8/8.1?

    The ability to do the above things would be very handy. :thumb:


    To Mods: I wasn't sure where this thread belonged. If this thread needs to go in the "backup, imaging & disk mgmt" section, then please move.
     
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    Stigg,

    Windows Image Backup....

    It doesn't image FAT/FAT32/Linux partitions.

    The images aren't compressed and are roughly double the size of images created by other imaging software.

    It can create incremental images. Not differential images. The extra image is added automatically to the base image and you only find out about it when you try to restore as you see a series of dates.

    There is no option for resizing the restored partition.

    You can't restore into a smaller partition (eg if you want to transfer your OS to a SSD).

    The images can't be Validated/Verified.

    You can't move the backup image to another folder as the restore process won't find it.

    Images can be scheduled.
     
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    Thanks Brian.

    Your input is much appreciated. :)




    [Isn't it great to see that they fixed the default font up on this forum.]
     
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    That might be Windows 8.1 install via USB Flash drive.
     
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