The only change is the name, now it’s called “System Image Backup”, which it only makes sense. Then everything else works exactly the same as it did before. If you still new to the backup process, I recommend to visit this Windows guide: How to create a Windows 8.1 system image backup (step-by-step), that I previously wrote. There you’ll find all the instructions to perform a full backup of your system. One thing I noticed, and I don’t know the reason why, is that the image backup tool isn’t searchable via the Control Panel or from the Start screen, but you can easily go to File History, and from the bottom-left hand corner of the screen, you’ll notice the System Image Backup link (see featured image). Previously, when Microsoft removed this feature from the operating system, I wrote another guide that involved having a little knowledge on PowerShell, and even though it accomplished the same thing, using a command line tool isn’t for everyone. So this will make the process a lot easier for many users. Update: Although, Microsoft brought back the System Image Backup tool in Windows 8.1, what the company removed for good is the option to schedule a backup. But don’t worry, there is a workaround, just follow these step-by- step instructions. All content on this site is provided with no warranties, express or implied. Use any information at your own risk. Always backup of your device and files before making any changes. Privacy policy info.