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    Windows 8.1 Pro 64 and Imaging?

    I was going to image my HD just now and could not find the Windows 7 imaging selection. I am assuming that it is not compatible. How do I image my HD now with Windows 8.1?

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    Download Macrium Reflect Free it works great! HTH
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    Quote Originally Posted by rhawk36 View Post
    I was going to image my HD just now and could not find the Windows 7 imaging selection. I am assuming that it is not compatible. How do I image my HD now with Windows 8.1?
    There is one available in Windows 8.1.

    Go to Action Center> Maintenance (dropdown) > File History > Change Settings >System Image Backup (at bottom left)

    However, I agree with RetiredGeek, download Macrium Reflect Free - and use it. Or, use both just to be sure.

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    There is some ambiguity as to whether MS still supports it's imaging application, but in fact it is still present on 8.1 buried in File History.
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    I still think you'd be better off with a 3rd party alternative too imo, any 3rd party alternative.
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    I have to agree with the third party app. Many of us use Acronis True Image 2013 (now updated to 2014). This fee based app works very well for me. It has the feature set similar to the Pro version of Macrium Reflect.
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    I use Aomei Backuper it is completely free and you can do differential and incremental Images. I have been using it for 3 mounths now and works very well at backup and restoring your system it is even faster than macrium reflect.

    Here is a link for you if you wish to know more about the program

    http://www.backup-utility.com/free-backup-software.html

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    Thanks. I decided to buy Acronis True Image. It worked just fine.

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