The Ways to Restore Windows 8/8.1 System Image Backup

Posted by @Cherry

September 28, 2015

Restoring Windows 8/8.1 system image backup can save a lot of time to reinstall system after system crashing. But how to restore it? Using AOMEI Backupper could be the best way.

Windows 8/8.1 system backup and restore

Windows 8/8.1 operating system are widely used by people and small and medium enterprises today. Windows 8/8.1 system has a better property than versions before. However, there are still many effects that may cause system crashes or disk problems so that you have to install the system again. If you backed system up for Windows 8/8.1 before, you can restore the system in those situations, and it will save a lot of time for installing system and applications.

How to restore Windows 8/8.1 system image backup?

To restore Windows 8/8.1 system image backup, you have to create a backup image before. We know that Windows 8/8.1 has a built-in tool File History for backing up and restoring system. So, you can use this tool to create a system backup for Windows 8/8.1 after installing the OS. To make Windows 8/8.1 system backup image through “File History”, you need open the Search charm at the Start screen and type “File History”, click it to open the main interface of the “File History”.

File History

You can use it to create a system backup image. Once you have the system backup image, you can restore it if there is any trouble with your system.

To restore Windows 8/8.1 system image backup, you need to boot from a Windows bootable media like the disc you created before. Then click Troubleshoot.


Then, select the Advanced options.

Advanced Option

Click System Image Recovery to start the task.

System Image Recovery

It may be a little bit complicated, and if you don’t know about File History, you may operate it in a wrong way which could make a bigger trouble for you. In order to make things easier and more flexible, here we highly recommend you a third-party software AOMEI Backupper. With this powerful software, Windows 8/8.1 system image backup restore will be finished in a few clicks.

Restore Windows 8/8.1 system image backup with AOMEI Backupper

AOMEI Backupper is the greatest powerful backup software which can backup and restore system in a few clicks. If the OS can boot normally, you can open this software directly. It will remind you of running the operations under the Restart Mode. But if the computer can’t boot, you need to boot it with a bootable media created by AOMEI Backupper.

Make sure that you have created Windows 8/8.1 system backup Image by AOMEI Backupper.

Step1. Launch AOMEI Backupper Standard(free edition). You can click Restore at the Home like the following picture.

Restore Home

Or you can click theRestore directly. Choose the task name and click it, then clickNext.

Click System Backup

Step2. It will remind you that you are restoring system, clickYes and click Next to move on.

Backup Point

Step3. It will show you the information of the restore. Confirm it and if there is no problem, click Start Restore.

Operating Summary

It will restart your computer and the operations will be completed under the Restart Mode. After restoring, you can boot the Windows 8/8.1 system normal again.

With the help of AOMEI Backupper, restore system will be easier and simpler. If you need to restore the system to another computer, you can do it with Universal Restore.