How to locate system image tool in Windows 8.1

If you want to use the system image tool on your Windows 8.1 PC then here is how to locate that.

How to locate system image tool in Windows 8.1

  • First navigate to the Windows 8.1 start screen either by pressing Windows button or hovering your mouse on to Windows icon at left bottom corner. In the start screen search for File history and select it. Alternatively you can also access it from Control Panel and navigating to System > Security and file history.
  • Here click on System Image backup located at left bottom corner of the window.
  • Finally create a system image backup.


System image tool in the Windows 8 operating system will work same as it did in Windows 8.1 version, so you need to select the location where you want to save the backup and then click on Start Backup. When a situation comes to use the system image then navigate to Settings > Change PC settings > Update and recovery > Recovery and then click on Restart Now option under the Advanced setup section. When it boots up to that menu then simply navigate to Troubleshoot > Advanced options > System image recovery.

If you are unable to boot into Windows, then you can use Windows 8 USB flash recovery drive to boot into Windows.

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