Creating System Image in Windows 8.1 to USB

too many posts in too many directions. Will someone tell me how to use Microsoft OS to create a System Image  on a USB drive please
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MarcusSjogrenConnect With a Mentor Commented:
Not sure if you just want the system recovery CD, but that one can be created as mentioned above.

You can also use Windos Backup for backing up your PC every now and then. You can then make a complete restore of your PC using the system recovery disc.
What is it that you will be using the Image for?
Backup ?? if so create system image and copy it over to the USB...
or... are we talking about something else?
Take look at this product, i suspect that it may be applicable to your needs...
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tcandsAuthor Commented:
I want a bootable system image in case of total os corruption or hd failure and I would prefer to use microsfot os tool
You can create a recovery disk/CD from your Microsoft OS.
here is how to make one :

but you cannot boot from that image on the usb drive - it is used when you put the image from the usb drive to the "new" disk in your system, and boot from disk
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