How to restore a Windows System Image Backup

A month ago we saw how to perform a System Image backup on Windows 8.1. A quite interesting tool that may save your day after a hardware failure.

It’s time to see how you can restore your machine with your System Image Backup.

Boot your system with a Windows 8.1 DVD or USB drive:

How to restore a Windows System Image Backup

Ignore the Install Now button. Click on Repair your computer:

How to restore a Windows System Image Backup

Click on Troubleshoot:

How to restore a Windows System Image Backup

Click on Advanced Options:

How to restore a Windows System Image Backup

Finally! Click on System Image Recovery:

How to restore a Windows System Image Backup

Select the target operating system:

How to restore a Windows System Image Backup

If the recovery procedure is able to detect a System Image Backup on your local disks it will automatically configure the path, like in our example. To select a System Image Backup on a network drive you need to check Select a system image (you can also install network adapter drivers):

How to restore a Windows System Image Backup

Check Format and Repartition disks if you need to do so:

How to restore a Windows System Image Backup

Click on Finish and the recovery job will start:

How to restore a Windows System Image Backup

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