Windows 8: Create System Image

This section provides a tutorial example on how to create a system image on Windows 8 system.

A "System Image" is a backup of the entire computer system including system files, application programs and your own personal documents. You should create system images once a while so that you can restore your computer to that point.

1. Connect an external USB hard drive to your computer. The USB hard drive should have enough free space to hold the system image.

2. Go to "Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\Windows 8 File Recovery" and click the "Create a system image" link. You will see the "Create a system image" screen.

3. Select the "On a hard disk" option and select the USB hard drive as the location of the system image.

4. Click "Next" to start the process and wait until the system image is created. It may take some time.

5. When asked for creating a system repair disk, you can click "No". System repair disk can be created any time separately.

6. Review the "System Image" on the external USB hard disk. You will the see it located under the folder name like: "E:\WindowsImageBackup\HerongPC".

The picture below shows you the "Create a system image" process on Windows 8 system:
Windows 8: Create System Image

Last update: 2013.

Table of Contents

 About This Windows Security Book

 Windows 8: System Security Review

 Windows 8: System Security Protection

Windows 8 System Recovery

 Windows 8: System Recovery Options

 Windows 8: View Available Restore Points

 Windows 8: Restore Point Settings

 Windows 8: Create Restore Point

 Windows 8: Apply Restore Point

Windows 8: Create System Image

 Windows 8: Create System Repair Disc

 Windows 8: Boot from Repair Disc

 Windows 8: Modify UEFI Boot Order in BIOS

 Windows 8: Recovery Option 2 - System Image

 Windows 8: Verify Factory Reset

 Windows 8: Recovery Option 3 - Factory Reset

 Windows 8 Defender for Real-Time Protection

 Windows 7: System Security Review

 Windows 7: System Security Protection

 Windows 7 System Recovery

 Windows 7 Forefront Client Security

 Norton Power Eraser - Anti-Virus Scan Tool

 McAfee Virus and Malware Protection Tools

 Spybot - Spyware Blocker, Detection and Removal

 Keeping Firefox Secure

 Keeping IE (Internet Explorer) Secure

 Malware (Adware, Spyware, Trojan, Worm, and Virus)

 HijackThis - Browser Hijacker Diagnosis Tool

 IE Add-on Program Listing and Removal

 "Conduit Search" - Malware Detection and Removal

 "Tube Dimmer", "Scorpion Saver" or "Adpeak" Malware

 Malware Manual Removal Experience

 Vundo (VirtuMonde/VirtuMundo) - vtsts.dll Removal

 Trojan and Malware "Puper" Description and Removal

 VSToolbar (VSAdd-in.dll) - Description and Removal

 PWS (Password Stealer) Trojan Infection Removal

 MS08-001 Vulnerability on Windows Systems

 Antivirus System PRO

 References

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