Originally Posted by Atomagenesis
I'm already aware of it and how bad it is. It really makes things difficult by creating images in the vhdx format instead of vhd, luckily I have a 2012 Hyper-V server to convert this Win8 image to a vhd otherwise my client would be waiting even longer since lenovo screwed up their audio drivers for windows 7 64 bit and I have to replace this Win8 image on here that is a vhdx, but the Win8 installation disc doesn't recognize vhdx for system restore to images because it's not patched yet; big uber fail on Microsoft's part, if I did not have a 2012 Hyper-V server sitting behind me, I'd be screwed and would have lost the entire Windows 8 image I made. Trust me... I'm fully aware of Windows 8's flaws.
This is why I use clonezilla, but my boss told me to use the integrated feature, so like a good employee I was obedient, but it has really cost the customer. Next time I'm just using clonezilla, it's never failed me.
So if you think the new backup system is great, you're insane. It's caused me 4 hours of unnecessary work today already. Converting vhdx to vhd just so I can install the image on the carbon x1.
That's not what you were talking about in your first post, or I read it wrong in which case I apologize. We are talking about two different features, I go on about the data backup, aka file history, and you're talking about a system image, which is in file recovery (weird, I know). Btw, using a built-in feature for the latter is just dumb. But just in case, if you need some help, which you should as you can't even restore a PC properly, go here http://www.eightforums.com/tutorials/9064-system-image-recovery-restore-image-computer-windows-8-a.html
And you can keep your 'insane' comment to yourself, simili 'engineer'. 4 hours of work, seriously
Gotta go back to school buddy or learn how to use google. Keep your personal attacks to yourself. Win8 does the job just fine with vhdx to restore your system. I tested it myself on my HTPC for the heck of it. Only because you can't use a feature properly doesn't make it bad, it just makes you a lousy 'IT pro' ..
Shouldn't have posted, there are too many know-it-all around. And strangely they always end up being Phd's or engineers lol
Edit: oh and FYI, hyper-V is a virtualization utility that comes with win8 and server 2012 or can be downloaded as a stand-alone product for free and not an OS, so it can't exactly be sitting behind you .... Engineer, right Edited by yannickhk - 4/4/13 at 7:29pm