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Windows 8.1 - System Image Backup Found in GUI


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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!

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

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well technically image backup is a form file history.

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

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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.

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yes this is the RTM!

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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

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

 

 

MS has deprecated it and wants it gone, bastards.

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

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It is defiantly not in the RT 8.1 preview

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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.

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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. 

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

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

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

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

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Topics merged

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Topics merged

Oops, sorry about that.

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