Win 8.1 backup

curious
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Win 8.1 backup

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Is Windows System Image Backup the same as an ISO image? Do they save the same elements: personal files, etc.Thank you

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Re: Win 8.1 backup

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I don't know for sure but this article implies it is:
    https://www.howtogeek.com/howto/4241/ho ... windows-7/
:whisper: don't be mislead by the URL, the page title explicitly refers to Win 8 (as well as 7 & 10)

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Re: Win 8.1 backup

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Thank you so much for that informative link. Convinced me to do a System Image.

Much appreciate your post.

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Re: Win 8.1 backup

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Technically they are different. A system image file is a complete backup copy of everything on a particular system, An ISO file a copy of a CD or DVD. So, whatever was on the CD or DVD determines what is in the ISO file. Typically, ISO files are used to make a copy of an installation disc.
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