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    How to use windows built in image backups

    In win7 I would find image backup in Control Panel / backup and restore. I cannot find this in win 8. How do I create an image backup in win 8?
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    Hmmm, well Clive, it appears the Backup and Restore feature is missing from Win 8 CP. Instead it has Refresh or Reset.

    I still prefer the Imaging I have grown to love and use Acronis TIH. Others have had luck with their favorite Imaging app. I pop my Acronis Boot disk in, reboot to the disk and create an Image of both or either Win 7 and Win 8 CP.
    BACKUP...BACKUP...BACKUP
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    Recimg Tool

    You may be interested in the Recimg Tool which can create a custom Refresh. Check out the link: http://www.addictivetips.com/windows...h-recimg-tool/

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    Very nice Rich. I thought I saw this but could not remember where,
    BACKUP...BACKUP...BACKUP
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    I like the Acronis TI also. The Windows 7 backups weren't that reliable from the posts I saw with people having problems.
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    Win 8 does have a Data Backup utility called File History that will back Libraries, Desktop, contacts, and Favorites to an external drive.

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    OK I see, Control Panel, File History. I'm learning something new all the time with this OS.
    BACKUP...BACKUP...BACKUP
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    Quote Originally Posted by Joe S View Post
    The Windows 7 backups weren't that reliable from the posts I saw with people having problems.
    I keep reading about people having problems with other imaging solutions. I've never had any trouble with Windows 7's own disk imaging function myself. It's been used very frequently too. I've got an image of Windows 8 made with Easus that I should be able to access using the disk made with the program. I hope Easus will work when I want to use the image. I did try Easus a while ago but the restore procedure hung about halfway through. I was glad I had the image made with W.7 at that time.

    I'll have to load W.8 again (if Easus works OK) and have a look at the Recimg Tool. Thanks for the information about that.
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    I have been reading this thread and many others but none of them seem to answer the question of how to create the image file
    either on mapped disk or a shared network disk.

    Any suggestions of where I should look?

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    Slides 12 and 13 for "ZDNet: 12 shortcuts and secrets for the Windows 8 Consumer Preview" cover this, especially since you need to counter-intuitively find "Windows 7 file recovery" instead of "backup".

    Also, to restore the image, you must create and use the Recovery drive. Get to the Advanced options screen and choose System Image Recovery.

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    The link you sent was very informative, but did not seem to address my question of writing an image on a network drive.

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    On Edit,
    jgstanley you already posted what I just did and mine was a duplicate. I see now that you already covered it.
    Enjoy people! I am loving Windows 8!
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    Rec

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    In order to backup to a network drive or NAS you have to be using a version of Windows 7 above home premium. Like Win 7 Pro or ultimate.
    http://social.technet.microsoft.com/...7-c3dec7701d43

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    Quote Originally Posted by rec View Post
    The link you sent was very informative, but did not seem to address my question of writing an image on a network drive.
    I was posting a possible solution to the original thread topic by curiousclive, not necessarily your post in this thread. The original post had no mention of network drives...

    Hopefully your conundrum (i.e. backing up to network drives) can also be solved...

    Good luck!

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    In any case, there needs to be a differential between limited Consumer Preview and Released To Manufacturing when it actually gets released later this year...

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