What is Windows 8 system image?
According to Wikipedia (a free, open content online encyclopedia), a system image is a copy of the entire state of a computer system stored in some non-volatile form such as a file. By default, a Windows 8 system image includes the drives required for Windows 8 to run. It also includes Windows 8 and your system settings, programs and files. A system is said to be capable of using system images if it can be shut down and later restored to exactly the same state. In that case, you can use a system image to restore the contents of your computer if the machine or hard disk stops working.
Restoring your computer from a system image is a complete restoration and thus you cannot choose any of the individual items to restore, including programs and files. It’s time to create an image of your Windows 8 since you have installed Windows on your C partition, and it could be the best advice so that you can always restore your system to the exact original state to prevent from troubles.
- The system is not as fast as you are used to.
- Making irreversible errors regularly.
- Try to use software without messing up the system.
- Having virus or spyware on your computer.
With a system image and a system backup in advance, there would be nothing to worry about. All of these problems can be resolved by restoring the system image just in a quarter of an hour. Before that, the key problem is that you should get a good way to do a backup and create a system image.
Create Windows 8 system image
Windows 8 snap-in backup utility and professional third-party backup software are the two main modes to backup and create image. Undoubtedly, third-party software is the better solution for that and thus AOMEI Backupper could be the right one.
How to create a system image backup for Windows 8 or 8.1? (See article)
AOMEI Backupper is well applied to Windows 8 and all the other Windows systems, it has a users-friendly interface and easy to handle with, moreover, it is completely for free of charge at present.
A Windows 8 system image already contains your personal files, but even Microsoft has recommended that users should back up files regularly so that the individual files and folders can be restored as needed. AOMEI Backupper has a “Schedule” feature here strictly for that purpose, having this enabled before you click “Start Backup”will automatically back up your system and create the corresponding images in a timely manner.
Now, you may download the software to have a try!