Making an OS backup is really necessary because an operating system on a computer is not always so secure. Many reasons such as virus attack, bad sectors on hard drive, accidental or mistaken operations, etc. will easily lead to the corruption or crash of the operating system. So it is highly recommended to you to create a system backup image of your operating system. Then you can effortlessly recover the system with it.
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As to the new Windows 8 system, many users complain that it is very different from its predecessors. When you first use it you may have problem to find the start menu on it and you can’t play DVD on it (You can use a DVD ripping software to rip DVD and play the converted DVD on your Windows8 computer). So it will take the new Windows 8 users sometime to get familiar with the new operating system. Besides, more risks of the system damage they will have. Then why not make a Windows 8 Backup to restore the system when the damage does happen?
Below is the step-by-step tutorial for you to make a backup for Windows 8:
1. Open Windows 7 file recovery window. You can go to Control Panel -> All Control Panel Items -> Windows 7 File Recovery. Or you can simply type “Windows 7 file recovery” into the search box on the Start screen and under Settings, find Windows 7 file recovery option and click on it. Then, you just open Windows 7 file recovery window.
2. On the left side of this Windows 7 file recovery window, click on “Create a system image” and then you’ll be asked “where do you want to save the backup?” and you are provided with 3 options: save the backup on a hard disk, on one or more DVDs or on a network location. You can choose one as you like.
To save the backup on a hard disk, you can connect an external hard drive, USB Flash drive or other storage devices to your computer and store the backup image on them. Of course, you have to make sure the storage space is sufficient to use first.
To save windows 8 backup image on DVD, you can put a blank DVD disc into the optical drive of your computer first and then do the back job. This way of backup will take a relatively longer time.
To store the backup on a net work location, you can save the Windows 8 backup image to a remote network share. When you need to use it in the future, you can download it easily.
3. When you’ve decided where you want to save the backup, click Next button to proceed. Then it’s time for you to choose which drive you want to be back up. Choose the system drive letter and click Next.
4. After the confirmation, simply click on Start backup and the process begins. When finishes, you will be asked whether you want to create a system repair disk. If you already have one, you can click No. Then you just finish the Windows 8 backup task.
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