Computer Tip: Windows 8.1 System Image Backup

In Windows 7, Microsoft included the Windows 7 File Recovery tool which would create an image of your system.

In Windows 8, you had to dig around to find it. Oddly it was still called Windows 7 File Recovery tool even though you were in Windows 8. You need to do a search to find it.

In Windows 8.1, the name changed to System Image Backup. But to add to the confusing, try and find it. 🙂

If you are in the Control Panel, go to File History. In the bottom left corner, it is tucked away.

You can probably see it also at c:\Windows\System32\sdclt.exe.

Note: If you try restoring a backup, it should be on [probably] the same identical hardware. So [for example] if you switched from BIOS to UEFI, the restore will fail. Switching back [temporarily] to BIOS should solve that.

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