Here is how you can do a full disk image of a Windows 8 system.
If you are like me and just finished setting up your shinny new Windows 8 system, you installed all of your non-metro apps, you activated all of your professional software and now thought, “damn good time to take a image” then had a hard time figuring out where it went…. you are not alone.
In what looks like a ridiculous and frustrating war between Microsoft and Windows Desktop the backup tool is now called “Windows 7 File Recovery”. They also took out direct links to “create a system image” as well.
Yes you are not losing your mind, its not Windows 7, nor is it only file recovery, it’s the only place to get to total system imaging.
Simply Search Metro for “Windows 7 File Recovery” and click the Settings area on the right and you will find it.
Once in the “Windows 7 File Recovery Tool” go to the top left “Create a system image”