Windows 8 system image

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    namso1902

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    Hello,

    I wanted to upgrade from w7 to w8 pro. My laptop comes shipped with win7. If i upgraded to w8 pro and created a system image, in the event of hard drive problem, would i be able to restore w8 pro, aswell as my programs and files?

    Thanks in advance.
     
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    Definitely yes.
    System Image backup is very much like system restore when you choose a "good' date as your restore point.
    Example.......
    Supposing you did a system image backup 3 days ago, and today, you use it to restore. The system will go back to exactly the same condition 3 days ago.
     
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    davidhk129

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    Adding to the above reply..............

    Image backup and files backup should be done in an external hard drive. Never do back up within the computer which defeats the real purpose of backup.Backup is supposed to be used when the system is down. How would one retrieve or restore when the backups are inside the system ?

    Don't use DVDs either. Terrible storage issue, just to name one reason.
     
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    Thanks for your reply. i should have added that i do have an external hdd which i was going to partition and place sys images on.
     
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    Yes you would
     
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