Restoring Apps & Settings from Backup in Windows 8

Restoration of PC involves 2 scenarios, when windows start and when windows doesn’t starts. Let’s see how the restoration is done in the both scenarios.

Restoring a system image when Windows starts

Restoring a system image requires Windows to rewrite all the data on your system disk. Therefore, it can’t be done when Windows is running. To restore a system image, you need to launch the Windows 8 advanced startup options.


You can start the Windows 8 advanced startup options in several different ways. If Windows still starts normally, you can:
● Select the General page within PC Settings, and then click the very last button: Restart Now under Advanced Startup.
● Hold down the Shift key while you choose to restart the PC.


Configure Windows to show startup options to launch the StartupIf you’re an old-school Windows user, you like to be able to start in Safe Mode or to enable debugging options at startup, and you’re using a keyboard, run this command at an administrator command prompt.

Bcdedit /set {bootmgr} displaybootmenu yes


Once you run that command, Windows displays a start menu for 30 seconds before starting. Press Enter to start Windows sooner, or press F8 to display the Startup Settings page. To start the recovery environment, press F10 from that page, and then press F1.


Restoring a system image when Windows doesn’t start

If Windows won’t start and does not prompt you to automatically repair it, you need to launch the advanced startup options using a CD or USB flash drive and then restore the system image. If you can’t restore the system image, it’s possible your disk has failed and needs to be replaced.


If you can’t start Windows 8, launch advanced startup options using one of these techniques:

● If the recovery partition is still accessible, Windows will display advanced startup options automatically.

● If your PC has UEFI firmware, use the PC’s BIOS settings to select the advanced
startup options.

● Start your PC from a system recovery disc or recovery drive.

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