Tutorial Backup your system with Windows 8.1 built-in backup tool

hi,

Since some members here don't know how to backup a system with Windows 8 own backup tools , i will describe the procedure here:


Preparation

Lighter is the system , less disk space the backup will use so , be sure to do this first:

Virus Free:

1- clean your system (drive C) from viruses by doing a full scan of C with your AV (an infected backup is useless ).

Remove useless files:

1- lighten your system from non-needed files, cut-paste every files you wanna keep on another partition.

2- remove junk files by using Ccleaner (safer one) or any other disk cleaner.

3- Delete old restore points and create a new one. (this will bring back lot of space).

there how to do :

Control Panel > System and Security > System > System protection , select OS (C), Configure , click Delete , continue. then create a new one.

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Execution

Now our system partition (C) is clean from malware and junk; we can proceed.

Control Panel > System and Security > File History > System Image Backup, click on it.

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this step may took time depending your machine, then we arrive there:

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i highly recommend to save the backup to an external HDD. (be sure to plug it before launching the backup tool orit will be not recognized)

then after we chose where to save it, click next ; we will arrive here:

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the tool shows you what will be backuped , depending of your system size ,

and as i said in another thread CLICK BACKUP :D

it will take from 20mn to some hours. go drink a coffee or watch a movie ;)


thanks for reading
 

MrExplorer

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Successfully made System Backup. But it is showing 0 KB size but the space is occupied by backup that i am sure, but if i want to delete this backup how can i.

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