Windows 8 was released for general availability on October 26, 2012, and since then, many people have started to upgrade their computer to Windows 8 operating system expecting to have a more satisfactory user experience. And of course, this new OS system performs very well with some significant changes being introduced, but some features are removed from it including DVD playback function and also its main interface looks quite different from its former versions. As a result, many people find Windows 8 is a little difficult to use.
Then if you are one of those who just upgraded to Windows 8, you may need to take some time to get familiar with it. However, due to this unfamiliarity, you may take the risk to crash the system mistakenly. So creating a system backup image for your Windows 8 is a good way for recovering the system when the crash thing unfortunately happens.
Don't know how to do the backup job? Simply follow the step by step tutorial below:
Step 1. On the Start Screen, enter "Windows 7 file recovery" into the search box. Then this option shows under the Settings category. Then simply click it and the Windows 7 File Recovery window will open. Here is another way to open it: go to Control Panel -> All Control Panel Items -> Windows 7 File Recovery.
Step 2. Hit on "Create a system image" option on the left side of the window. Then a new window pops up to ask you where you want to save the backup.
Here you have three choices: save the backup onto a hard disk, DVD or network location.
* Hard disk: You can store the Windows 8 backup image to an external hard drive, USB Flash Drive or another hard drive on your computer. But you should guarantee the storage space is enough for your backup.
* DVD: You should insert a DVD disk into the DVD drive of your computer first and then start backup Windows 8 to DVD disk. This method is quite time-consuming, however.
* Network location: this choice will let you to back up the Windows 8 system image to a remote network share for use in the future.
Step 3. After choosing the location, click Next button. Then you'll be asked which drive you want to be included in the backup. In general condition, the system drives or partitions are already selected by default. If not selected, you can select the check box manually in front of them. Then click Next button to continue.
Step 4. Now the confirmation window pops up, just click on Start backup and the process begins. When it is done, a prompt will show to remind you to create a system repair disk. You can click NO, if you already have created one. Then Windows 8 backup task is finished.
By Lacey Young