Posted August 10, 2012 – 12:47 pm in: Freeware
Microsoft has enhanced the backup function in Windows 8. In fact, Windows 8 includes a new backup feature named File History. The new backup solution automatically backs up files from Libraries, Desktop, Favorites, and Contacts to an external hard drive.
In addition to File History, Windows 8 also comes with a handy feature named Refresh PC to easily fix Windows issues without reinstalling or losing files. Another feature, Reset PC, comes in handy for users who want to quickly reinstall Windows by deleting everything. And the best thing about Refresh PC and Reset PC features is that one can launch them without booting into Windows.
Windows 8 also lets users create a system image backup but the feature comes with limited functionality.
Users who are looking for a good software to create an image backup of Windows 8 and restore the backup without booting into Windows should check out Image Backup for Windows 8.
Paragon, the well-known data recovery and backup software provider for Windows has just released a new tool named Image Backup for Windows 8. This image backup tool lets users easily backup single partition or complete hard disk and save it locally, to CD/DVD, or on the network. The software uses disk-imaging mechanism and Microsoft Volume Shadow Copy Service to backup running applications and system locked files.
Besides Windows 8, Image Backup for Windows 8 also supports Windows Server 2012 and it’s the first backup software to support the new Resilient File System (ReFS) in Windows Server 2012.
The software uses intelligent wizards to help you easily setup and complete the backup. Another cool feature is that you can extract content from backup images as well. You can compress the image to reduce the size, protect it with password, and exclude one or more file types from the backup.
It also lets you create a recovery media (CD/DVD/USB) so that you can easily restore the previously created image backup even if your PC isn’t bootable. The Linux/DOS recovery environment is easy-to-use and includes tools to partition and format hard disks. Overall, it’s a reliable backup application with basic set of features.
While Image Backup for Windows 8 is free, you need to register with Paragon Software to receive the download link and product license. RecImg Manager is another excellent free backup software developed exclusively for Windows 8.Tags: Backup, Freeware for Windows 8
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