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In the daily use of Windows 8 or Windows 8.1, malfunction, poor performance or fail to start of the system will be resulted from abnormal settings or some malwares. In order to fix the glitch sooner, this essay will introduce three options to quick backup and restore the system: use system restore point, system image backup and Renee Becca.

Although Windows is powerful, the odds of problem encounter is fairly high. System updates, driver updates, antivirus software updates, software installations could cause damage to Windows. However, with Windows8/8.1 system restore point function, system image backup and the use of backup software, we can recover our computers back to the original status rapidly when our computers` system encounter problems.

1. Use Renee Becca to Back Up System

Those two backup methods are able to back up system, but more complex and take more time. It is recommended to use Renee Becca to back up system.
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  • Comparing to system store point and image backup, it takes a shorter time to back up and has a faster backup speed up to 3,000MB per minute.
  • It support multiple backup options, including system backup and file backup, etc.
  • It also support incremental file backup.
Reminder:Renee Becca needs shorter time for backup, can automatically decide date difference between source and backup files; and only back up incremental files without duplicated backup, save disk space. Renee Becca supports not only system backup, but also partition backup, disk backup, file backup and disk clone, satisfying your different needs.

How to handle the Windows 8 or Windows 8.1 backup with Renee Becca?
① Open Renee Becca and enter the main interface.
open Renee Becca in PC
② Click “Backup” and “System Backup”.
select system backup function
③ Select the folder for saving system backup files and select backup solutions, as well as set up your backup.
select backup destination to back the data up
There are 5 backup solutions, including:

Version chain mode: Only save the 5 latest versions, delete the useless old version automatically when the backup is done.

Single version mode: only save the latest version, delete the last old version automatically when the backup is done.

Full mode: create full backup.

Incremental mode: Only create incremental backup after the initial full backup.

Differential mode: Only create differential backup after the initial full backup.

set the specific backup schemes
System backup options offer users various of functions to choose, such as enabling “Backup Schedule“:
turn on backup schedule in Renee Becca
set the backup scheduler in Renee Becca
④ After setting up, click “Backup”, wait for the system backup to complete.
start to backup
After backup, users can back up again or restore based on the last system backup.
choose the target backups to recover

2. Create System Restore Point

When running Windows 8 or Windows 8.1 and encountering a problem that cannot be fixed occurs, it is not necessarily to reinstall the system. Simply using the system restore point, it can solve the problem by restoring the system to an earlier point in time that problem has not yet been occurred.


  • Using the system restore point can help the system restore from a running state without reinstall the system and corrupt files.


  • Restore could fail by using the restore point, it has higher failure rate.
  • When the system cannot start, restore point doesn’t work.
Steps for creating system restore point:
① Find “My Computer”. Right-click “My computer” and select “Porperties” in the menu.
go to properties of my computer in windows 8
② Click “Advanced Settings” in the pop-up window.
Advanced System Settings thumb
④ Click “System Protection”, select the backup partition and then click “Create”.
Create Restore Point thumb
④ After creating the restore point successfully, click “Close”.
Successfully Created system restore point
⑤ If you need to store your backup system, click “System Restore”; or you can click “Configure” to delete the backup.
System Restore Point thumb
Restore point backup refers to a store state that saves the system files of a computer. If error occurs, you can undo the changes by using the restore point. However, it has a higher failure rate. If you also want to back up personal files and date, it is recommended you to use the system image backup. Image backup is identical to a full backup of the system and your selected disk.

3. Image Backup in Windows 8 and Windows 8.1

The above shows how to back up system by using restore point, then the following will be an alternative system backup method. Image backup can not only help to back up Windows system and your system settings, but personal files as well. A image backup is a full copy of the whole disk.


  • It is a very convenient backup method for restoring system because it copies the whole system to a single container file.
  • Not only can save all system files, but also back up individual files – a full backup.


  • It takes more time to back up and needs larger storage space.
  • It doesn’t support incremental backup and can only do a full backup.
How to handle Windows 8 or Windows 8.1 backup with Image Backup?
① Select the “Start” button then then select “Control Panel” in the popup menu.
click windows control panel
② Click “File History” , File history record can save your computer file/picture duplicates.
select file history
③ Click “System Image Backup” in the left corner.
windows 8 system image backup
④ Select one of the saving methods, you can save to local disk, DVD or network location, and then click next step.
select target place to save the image file
⑤ A new page will show you the content that is about to be backed up, and select the taget disk. It includes boot partition and systems partition by default (C disk by default).
confirm the image backup settings
⑥ Click “Next” and start to back up the current Windows 8 or Windows 8.1. Please do not close the backup window and turn off computer when the backup is in processing.
create image backup successfully
If your computer is a laptop, please keep external power supply plugged-in to avoid laptop shutdown because of out of power.

System image backup needs larger space and restore is slower. And it also cannot back up incremental files. Therefore, it is recommended you to use a third-party backup software – Renee Becca.