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#1 MrWhistler

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Posted 01 September 2013 - 12:16

big find here folks, system image backup is NOT gone from the gui, despite many website claims, here is how you can find it! but Microsoft hid it very very well, lol

 

go to control panel, I choose large icons, click on file history, right down in bottom left corner System Image Backup! enjoy!




#2 Raa

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Posted 01 September 2013 - 12:28

Quite well hidden away there. Wonder why the change...



#3 +dsbig

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Posted 01 September 2013 - 12:30

well technically image backup is a form file history.



#4 remco8264

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Posted 01 September 2013 - 12:53

Is this about the RTM version? AFAIK it wasn't there in the preview.



#5 drdrew

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Posted 01 September 2013 - 12:59

Other than using the Powershell commands in Task Scheduler, has anyone found a GUI option to schedule the System Image backup at regular intervals in 8.1 RTM? They may have included this secluded On-Demand option in the RTM, but it seems like there is no easy way to image backup regularly.



#6 OP MrWhistler

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Posted 01 September 2013 - 13:09

yes this is the RTM!



#7 x-scratch

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Posted 03 September 2013 - 13:42

they sorta took it away. you just have use commands 

 

search -  windows powershell (right click run as adminstrator) paste this 

 

wbadmin start backup -backuptarget:d: -allcritical

 

my 2nd hd is my d drive so backuptarget is my d drive



#8 Lord Method Man

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Posted 03 September 2013 - 13:54

Quite well hidden away there. Wonder why the change...

 

 

MS has deprecated it and wants it gone, bastards.



#9 ManMountain

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Posted 03 September 2013 - 13:58

Simply create an elevated shortcut to C:\Windows\System32\sdclt.exe



#10 +ians18

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Posted 03 September 2013 - 14:10

It is defiantly not in the RT 8.1 preview



#11 c.grz

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Posted 03 September 2013 - 14:38

big find here folks, system image backup is NOT gone from the gui, despite many website claims, here is how you can find it! but Microsoft hid it very very well, lol

 

go to control panel, I choose large icons, click on file history, right down in bottom left corner System Image Backup! enjoy!

 

I'm running a clean install of 8.1 in a VM and it's not available.



#12 Mikeparkie

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Posted 03 September 2013 - 20:41

Heres what I use, slight variation from above but it does the job nicely. 

 

Run Powershell as admin
wbAdmin start backup -backupTarget:D: -include:C: -allCritical -quiet

Not sure I really a gui as the command is so simple. 



#13 +LimeMaster

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Posted 15 September 2013 - 15:37

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At least now I won't have to look for a new system imaging program. :D



#14 +warwagon

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Posted 15 September 2013 - 15:40

That should be the Windows 8 slogan... "Hidden"



#15 +LimeMaster

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Posted 15 September 2013 - 15:45

That should be the Windows 8 slogan... "Hidden"

Suppose since they did try to hide library feature as well.