If you happen to be away from your desk when the restore operation is complete, your system will restart on its own
In a moment, the restore operation will begin and you'll see a progress bar that keeps you apprised of the status of the restore operation. Depending on how big your hard disk is, the restore operation can take a few hours. As each DVD in the set is restored, you'll be prompted to insert the next one.
When the restore operation is complete, you'll be prompted to click the Restart now button. If you happen to be away from your desk when this occurs, your system will restart on its own, as shown in Figure S.
When, your system restarts, you'll see the familiar logon screen.
What's your take?
Now that you know how a System Image Recovery procedure works in Windows 8, you will be prepared if the time comes when you are forced to restore your computer. Have you performed a System Image Recovery procedure before? If so, what was your experience? As always, if you have comments or information to share about this topic, please take a moment to drop by the TechRepublic Community Forums and let us hear from you.
- Reset your PC from a Windows 8 Recovery Drive
- Create a custom recovery image for Windows 8's Refresh your PC tool
- Refresh your Windows 8 system from a Recovery Drive
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