Windows 8.1 System Image Backup

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by zeppo2, Feb 11, 2015.

  1. zeppo2 macrumors member

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    I used Boot Camp to install Windows 8.1

    My OS X partition is backed up by Time Machine.

    Can I use the backup option that comes with Windows 8.1 to back up the Windows partition? Or does that end up being a back up of the whole hard drive?

    Years ago when I used Windows only, I created compressed image files of the hard drive of various "states" of my drive in terms of what had been installed, and if anything went wonky, I reformatted the drive and installed an image to take me back to a state prior to any problems. I can't remember the name of the program off the top of my head. Anyone have any they can recommend that will work with the Boot Camp install of Windows 8.1?

    I liked the image method because it gave me multiple options to revert back to.
     
  2. hfg macrumors 68040

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  3. maflynn Moderator

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    I'd also recommend WinClone. Its not free but it works well, I've used to back up and restore my bootcamp partition. Well worth the cost.
     

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