I want to take a system image in windows 8.
I have problem taking it.
Some questions about it, either it functions well or not:
-Does this feature actually works or not?
-Does it take image of everything in my system? I mean my windows settings, applications, custom preferences, personal files etc.
-If I ever need to restore an image, will I have completely my windows machine back?
-Or is it only a backup with limited features?
Now I should describe the problem.
First of all, it cannot take backup to usb stick, eventhough it is bigger size than the occupied size of the hard disk.
Because of this, I have to use external hard disk, because I want to take a system image of a laptop.
Neither works too!
See the screenshots for yourself.
Why this happens?
If I try to take the image in dvds, at the end, even though I want to avoid this mess, can I copy them afterwards to an external hard disk as separate folders (named like 'dvd1' dvd2' etc) to keep them there? I guess I can, but my question is if this strange windows backup procedure, will read these separated image sections that I would have copy to hard disk from dvds.
My question is about restoration. I do not want to keep a dozen of dvds for the system image. Even if I do it, I want it to be temporary. But, what happens If I ever need to restore them?
Of course, the best solution it would be to take an all in once system image to the external hard disk, but I didn't manage it.
No usb stick usage, no external disk too. Usability goes away dear microsoft.
I hope I can get some help from you about this problem and finally manage to take a system image.