We looked at how to do this under Windows 7, but due to small differences in how to you start the process in Windows 8, we will take a look at revised approach to doing it under Windows 8.
First step, launch Backup and Restore
Press Windows + X then click Control Panel
In Control Panel, click Windows 7 File Recovery
Under Control Panel Home, click Create a system image
Make sure your external storage device is plugged in and turned on. It should automatically be detected. Click Next
Click Start backup to begin the backup process. The process can take some time depending on the size of your backup.
Backing up Windows 8
After Backup has completed you can close the wizard or create a system repair disc. It is recommended you do so if you don’t have a physical installation disc for Windows 8.
Install, Upgrade and Activate
- How to upgrade from Windows 7 to Windows 8
- How to upgrade from Windows Vista to Windows 8
- How to upgrade from Windows XP to Windows 8