The System Image Backup feature available in Windows 8.1 lets you make a full backup of your system, which you can use to restore your computer if your hard drive or computer ever stopped working. Here is how to make a full backup of your entire system via System Image Backup option and restore the system when in need.

Windows-8.1

How to backup Windows 8.1 via System Image Backup?

To use System Image Backup in Windows 8.1, you need to navigate to the File History control panel.

– From the Start Screen type “File History” and choose the right entry.

– In the File History control panel, look in the bottom left corner of the window and click “System Image Backup” option.

System-Image-Backup

– Now, create a System Image wizard appears.

– Choose an external drive – hard drive, USB (16GB or more), DVD or Network drive and click next.

– Go through the wizard to back up your entire OS.

How to restore Windows 8.1 from System Image Backup?

To restore the entire Windows 8.1 OS from the backup, plug-in the external drive that contains the backup and start up your PC from the recovery drive.

– From the Choose an Option screen, choose Troubleshoot and then select Advanced Options.

– In the Advanced Options, select System Image Recovery. The PC will restart.

– At the “System Image Recovery” screen, select your username and then type your password when prompted.

– The Re-Image Your Computer wizard will start. Select the correct system image, and then click next.

– Go through the wizard to restore your PC to the selected system image backup.

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