How Do I Backup Windows 8?

How to backup windows 8 by using simple method

In this article we’ll introduce you to the new easy options available for making Backup and Recovery in Windows 8. It includes Windows 8 File History launching the Windows System Backup and then Windows 8 Refresh and Reset PC. If you don’t feel comfortable with this kind of work, perhaps you would be better off contacting a computer repairs service. You might find that backing up your computer on a regular basis can actually protect you in the long run from malicious programs that can come over your wifi network issues and create browser pop ups!

Windows 8 File History:

In windows 8 File history is a new feature that allows you to setup a schedule for automatically saving copies of the documents located in libraries, favorites, contacts or sky drive to an external drive or network location. You can use the File History in those situations where you need to recover an older version of a particular file that you have overwritten. You can simply turn on File History. Go to the control panel > File history and click the Turn On button.

Now you can further customize your Advanced settings such as schedule [default is ‘every hour’], number of versions [default is ‘all versions’] to be and percentage of disk space [default is ‘5%’] to use for caching changes when your File History location is offline. Besides this you can Exclude folders that you do not want to include in File History perhaps if you have some applications that already use built-in versioning to save files to your libraries.

If you want to restore files from File History then click the Restore personal files link which is located on the left side of the File History applet.

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Launching Windows System Backup:

Windows 8 also includes Windows System Backup. You can launch the Windows Backup tools. Open the Control panel > windows 7 File Recovery applet and then click the Set up Backup button. Instead you can launch sdclt.exe from the Command Prompt to initialize this applet.

You do not need to be worried because all of the old familiar options are there. By using Windows Backup you can backup a full system image or selected files and folders to an external drive or network location. If you face any boot issues then you can also create a system repair disc for repairing and restoring.

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Windows 8 Refresh and Reset PC:

Sometimes a system becomes so infected or corrupted that it’s easier and safer to just reset the OS (operating system) and applications back to a ‘normal’ factory default out-of-box (OOB) experience. You have two options to make this process easier than ever: Option# 1 is Refresh which resets the OS and applications without losing your documents and other personal important files and Option# 2 is Reset which resets the OS and applications and removes everything else. By creating a Recovery Drive on a USB flash drive you can perform a Refresh or Reset operation even if your PC isn’t bootable.

These new options are easily available in the: Control Panel > Recovery applet along with other very familiar tools like System Restore and many more.

Now you are in a position to easily backup your windows 8. In this regard we have given necessary tips which will help you a lot and you will really enjoy this.