Create Clone Image of Windows 8 Installation

Posted on 2013-10-24
Last Modified: 2016-11-23
We have received a bulk order of Dell Inspiron 3521 notebooks installed with windows 8.
I am looking for an application to clone the HDD to an image of one completed setup with all required software and then load that image onto all the other laptops for each of distribution.

What software can I use that is compatible for Windows 8?
Question by:bax2000
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 2
  • 2
  • 2
  • +1
LVL 12

Assisted Solution

kadafitcd earned 333 total points
ID: 39597203
I like the EaseUS Todo Backup.  They have a free one that can be used and pay for ones if you need the extra utilities or don't fall under their agreement for the free one.

Author Comment

ID: 39597322
I'm looking for some software that will create a boot disk and then be able to create a HDD  image to a USB drive.
LVL 12

Assisted Solution

kadafitcd earned 333 total points
ID: 39597464
Comprehensive Backup Solutions for Microsoft

Acronis protects the complete Microsoft technology stack: Windows Server, Windows PC, laptop and Surface data; Microsoft business applications; Microsoft Hyper-V; Azure VMs; Microsoft Windows Server 2016; Microsoft Exchange 2016 and SQL Server 2016.

LVL 14

Expert Comment

ID: 39598255
i would also recommend Acronis as kadafitcd mentioned
You can create a rescue disk  to deploy the image and the process does not take long
there are lots of options like image restore or cloning the harddisk
you can purchase the premium version with universal restore
which enables you to deploy image of one machine to any other machine available with totally different hardware specs

Highly recommend and reliable
follow lots of tutorials explaining the process on youtube
LVL 92

Accepted Solution

nobus earned 167 total points
ID: 39599713

Author Closing Comment

ID: 39600010
All good suggestions. I ended up using Paragon Backup and Restore.
Worked exactly how I needed it to.
LVL 92

Expert Comment

ID: 39600025
tx for feedback

Featured Post

Enterprise Mobility and BYOD For Dummies

Like “For Dummies” books, you can read this in whatever order you choose and learn about mobility and BYOD; and how to put a competitive mobile infrastructure in place. Developed for SMBs and large enterprises alike, you will find helpful use cases, planning, and implementation.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Suggested Solutions

The recent Microsoft changes on update philosophy for Windows pre-10 and their impact on existing WSUS implementations.
Microsoft will be releasing the Windows 10 Creators Update in just a matter of weeks. Are you prepared? Follow these steps to ensure everything goes smoothly and you don't lose valuable data on your PC.
This Micro Tutorial will teach you how to reformat your flash drive. Sometimes your flash drive may have issues carrying files so this will completely restore it to manufacturing settings. Make sure to backup all files before reformatting. This w…
With the advent of Windows 10, Microsoft is pushing a Get Windows 10 icon into the notification area (system tray) of qualifying computers. There are many reasons for wanting to remove this icon. This two-part Experts Exchange video Micro Tutorial s…

738 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question