Having a system image can be extremely useful for migration but also just to make sure there is a way to recover from an unexpected situation which would otherwise turn into a disaster. Despite its continuous improvements, even Windows can sometime cause serious system errors, especially after OS upgrades.
Those who upgraded to Windows 8.1 from Windows 8 might be surprised if they try to look for the system image tool, because now it’s at a different location.
1. Open up Control Panel in category view. Click or tap on System and Security.
2. Click or tap on File History. Alternatively you can open up Search (Win + S) and look up File History.
3. In the lower-left corner of the window there is the System Image Backup option. Click on it to open the related window.
4. Now you can create a system image. Should you ever need to use it, go to Settings – Change PC Settings – Update and recovery – Recovery and under Advanced Startup select the Restart Now option.
The system will boot up to the menu from which you have to select Troubleshoot – Advanced Options – System Image Recovery.