I have a Dell Inspiron 15R 5520 laptop with Windows 8 installed byDell. The Dell Backup and Recovery Application (not the earlier Backup andRecovery Manager) in its basic form is also pre-installed. I have purchased theupgrade to the Premium version of the product in order to utilise the SystemBackup function. However it appears that the product does not write aSystem Backup directly to an USB flash memory stick. I do not wish to purchasean external disk drive. Can anyone advise the best and cheapest way of backingup a current System Backup onto an USB flash memory stick.
Thanks for the advice. I shall research the products you mention.
Try the windows 7 File Recovery utility that is also included in windows 8. You can make a repair disk to boot to and a system image. You really should buy an external hard drive. Win 8 also has File History for Backup that you should try. That will backup to a large usb thumb drive.
Hi Mary G
Thanks for your advice. I have already looked at the Windows 7 File Recovery facility and produced a system repair DVD. The facility to create a system image however, will only write to a hard disk or DVD (many of them). Unfortunately I don’t have an external hard disk but I do have a 64GB USB memory stick that I was hoping to use. The File History facility does backup to a memory stick but only user files and contacts etc. Personally I prefer the Windows 7 Backup and Restore facility for user files and found it more practical and simpler to use.