Just received my brand new Dell XPS 8500 Desktop with Windows 8. Wanted to do the very simple task and Backup my system using the built in Backup software of windows 8, and figured out to do this I need a PHD in computer science.
1. First Backup in Windows “8” is called “Windows “7” Backup and Restore”. If you search for Backup you just find the file history which isn’t a backup –> so this is very confusing.
2. I have a 2TB hard disk. Just 160 GB used. My system-recovery partition (which is used by windows to repair the system) is 500MB and almost free. Have 12GB Ram and 5GB Virtual Ram. Wanted to create a Backup on a 2TB USB 3.0 external drive.
3. If I ran the backup it crashes with this error: 0x80780119. I use bing and google to figure out what it means. And here the nightmare starts. On Microsoft answeres I find 3 answers which I try.
1. The first answer was there is not enough virtaual RAM. So I increase the 5GB (which was set by windows automatically) to 20GB. But that doesn’t help. Same error.
2. The second answer was to delete the system recovery files except for the last one (by using clear hard-drive). Doesn’t help. Same error.
3. The third answer I found was to increase the Sytem-recovery partition. The error should be due to less than 50MB on the 100MB recovery drive. But I have 500MB on this drive with almost 500MB free.. And to do this I should stop several tasks and use some command using the cmd.exe which they recommend only to experts.
What should I do, there are no answers anymore regarding this error? You find the Backup tool in the menu, so it seems not to be a tool just experts so why is it programed that way no one can use it??? I love Microsoft and Windows 8 and I do even own a surface tablet and Venue Pro, but I don’t understand how a simple Backup could be so damn difficult to use. And you wonder why Backup is used by less than 5% of the users? (Just read about it in TechNet where they introduce file-history). BTW: Forgive my bad English….