how to create a system backup in windows 8

I need to create a system (drive C) backup, how can I do that.  I use SSD and sometimes the mobo loses the ssd and I have to restore the latest image.
 

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Last updated September 20, 2019 Views 50,430 Applies to:
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If you want to do a Windows 7 style backup in Windows 8:

Navigate to:

Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\Windows 7 File Recovery

and follow the on-screen instructions and prompts.

Tom Ferguson

 

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Hi there,

Thank you for your reply.  I used to do that when I had Windows 7.  But now I can't seem to find this option in Windows 8.  I tried to look for it as you suggested, but the option wasn't there.  The only back up option in Windows 8 seems to be for files only.  Does this mean we have to rely on 3rd party software for taking system image?

 

Thank you in advance for your help,


the original ( old version ) of windows back up is still available.

 

1. go to Control Panel

2. click/tap on File History

3. in this window, you will have the option to use File History, or Windows 7 Back up and Recovery option.

4. either one of these options, will allow you to configure settings for automatic backups

 

Note: these 2 utilities can Not run simultaneously. you can either chose File History, or Windows 7 Backup.

 

hope this helps.

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