The system allows system image backup done on either external hard drive ( which I do every week ), or on DVDs.
Why it does not allow USB flash drive ?
I tried to use a 32 GB flash and it refuses to do backup on it.
I think it's windows issue...that said..maybe with 8.1.1, it might be different. What really surprises me is, why hasn't MS bought some 3rd party software that does that and call it there own....like they did with the messenger/skype merger.
I have win 8.1.1 installed yesterday.
That is the reason why I wanted to do a backup on a flash drive instead of my regular ext. hhd.
My intention is to keep the pre-8.1.1 image stored in my external hard drive in case something went wrong.
Guess I will have to buy another smaller capacity ext. hdd just for system image backup.
Is it possible. that your 32 gig thumb drive is not formatted with NTFS??
To create a system image of a drive, it must be formatted to use the NTFS file system. If you save the system image on a hard drive or USB flash drive, it must be formatted to use the NTFS file system.