How to Create and Restore System Image Backups on Windows 8.1?

You must have faced the problem of losing your important data and not getting them back at any cost, such cases happens especially in windows 8.1 processor. But now it is no more a cause of your problem, here is the solution. Recently it was rumored that the system image backup feature was detached in Windows 8.1. Luckily, that’s not entirely true. The graphical interface for making system pictures was removed but you’ll still be able to produce system pictures with a PowerShell cmdlet. Here is  how to create and restore system image backups on Windows 8.1.

windows-8-install-repair-your-computerThis is an excellent piece of information for system directors, because it permits them to form and restore system image backups while not needing to turn their attention to third-party tools like Norton Ghost. To create a System Image Backup first; you require connecting a drive to your system, which can function the backup space. You additionally need to copy a shared folder of the network. The only exception is that you can’t save the system image backup to the computer drive or the other drives you’re using as backing up devices.

We now need to open a PowerShell window as administrator. Press Windows Key + X and choose Windows PowerShell (Admin) within the menu that appears instantly. You will additionally hunt for PowerShell from the beginning screen, right-click on it, and choose ‘Run as Administrator’.

In the PowerShell window run the below mentioned command

wbAdmin start backup -backupTarget:E: -include:C: -allCritical -quiet

This command tells the Windows program to copy the C: drive to the E: drive, together with all crucial volumes having the system’s condition. The ‘-quiet’ button notifies the cmdlet to run while not prompting the user.

You need to replace the values along with your own most liked values. Rather than “E:” for the backup destination, use whichever drive you would like to save lots of the system image to.Windows-7-3D-Wallpaper-HD

Suppose you wish to copy many drives or partitions within the system image, you can embrace them in a comma-separated list:

wbAdmin begin backup -backupTarget:E: -include:C:,D:,F: -allCritical –quiet

You can additionally copy this to a shared folder in the network:

WbAdmin begin backup -backupTarget:\\remoteComputer\\Folder -include:C: -allCritical -quiet

For a lot of data in the cmdlet’s syntax, check with the Wbadmin begin backup page on Microsoft Technet website. You additionally have to run WbAdmin begin backup with no button to look at the command’s choices.

A certain command can take a while to run and when it’s done, you will realize a “Windows Image Backup” folder having your backup pictures on all backup drives you had chosen in the syntax.

Restoring System Image Backup: The System image backups can’t be restored from Windows by overwriting the Windows system completely. To revive a system image backup, you have to boot from Windows 8.1 installation disk, recovery options, or system recovery media.

After inserting the installation CD, media or recovery drive, boot your PC. Once the installation procedure initiates, click the Repair your PC option.

create-system-image-backup-your-entire-windows-8-pc.w654To our advantage they haven’t detached this feature completely, thus system directors and users will still be able to produce and restore system image backups on Windows 8.1. No third-party or external software package needed. Isn’t it easier than any other procedure or headache?

Swasti Pujari
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