My woes with Windows 8 continue, and I know that I haven’t even told you about some of the recent adventures yet, but I will. Basically I am now on my fourth install of everything and each time something has happened to totally destroy the running system. Some of them are hardware failure, some because of Microsoft and their determination to stop me from setting up the system the way I want it to operate (I don’t think I am trying to do anything unreasonable and desires shared by a large majority of the desktop community), and some from following bad advice from random people on the Internet (Yes, all mothers should warn people about this bad and dangerous habit).
In order to try and stop this from happening again, I want to create an image of my system drive so that if any of this happens again I will be able to restore everything. I am not just meaning a registry backup and already that has proven to be unreliable with Windows 8 as I tried this once and the registry was corrupt – or so it says. I want to create a complete bootable image. I did even buy some software to do this, and perhaps made the mistake of buying the one that, with a mail in rebate, was free. That was Laplink and basically the clone it created did not work and I had been relying on that to save me and found out that it didn’t.
Any advice from people out there? Do you know of something that works – reliably – for Windows 8?
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