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How can I make exact image of my hard drive in windows 8.1

How can I make exact image of my hard drive in windows 8.1   I have a 64GB usb memory stick for storage.  does Microsoft provide a way in windows 8.1 to do this?
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EddyMederos

8/22/2022 - Mon
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http://www.miray.de/home/index.html
With "HDClone" copy the contents of a hard drive one on one to another. This can be useful if you just want to back up your data on a second disk or bought a new hard drive.

http://clonezilla.org/
With "Clonezilla" clone entire hard drives on your 64-bit system. Furthermore, the program is suitable for backing up data. After you burn the ISO file to a CD, insert it when you restart your PC into the drive.
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>>  How can I make exact image of my hard drive in windows 8.1     <<  there are different answers to this Q
if you merely need an image created, for backup reasons, you can use the solutions mentioned above, or the free Paragon software : http://www.paragon-software.com/home/br-free/download.html

if you nedd it to be an EXACT copy, like in your title Q, you need to make a sector by sector image : http://kb.paragon-software.com/paragon/include/templ/object2.jsp?catId=-1&objId=6679&statId=2468845&foLang=en

here is  what it is :  http://www.todo-backup.com/support/help/sector-by-sector-backup.htm
EddyMederos

We use Acronis TrueImage 2015 in my school.  We did research regarding imaging tools and Acronis is impressive.  We have cloned 120 Surface Pro 3's so far.  Once you have your pc ready for the image Acronis takes approximately 6 minutes to create the image.  The restoring process is even quicker.  We restore each Surface in under 5 minutes.  We are a school and it is important when we get replacement Surfaces for us to give it to the students as quickly as possible.  Clonezilla is also good but takes about 20-30 minutes.
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