I am attempting to create an image for a ASUS laptop running Windows 8. It has a 750 GB internal drive that is divided into a 730 GB OS partition, a small 20 GB Recovery partition. When I attempt to create the image, it finds my external drive and starts to build the file then stops with an error - there is not sufficient space to create the image on either the destination drive or internal drive.
I had a 3TB drive with 2.5 TB free space. Thought it was a large drive problem so wen to a 2 Tb drive same problem. I then tried a 1 TB drive same problem. I then attached the 1 TB drive to a Windows 8 system that does not have the small recovery partition and the image was created with no problems.
After trying the image again on the ASUS laptop, I noted the back-up never touched the external drive. I read the error message further and noted it also said there was not sufficient space on either the destination drive or internal drive.
It appears the backup is trying to create the temporary image on the last partition found (20 GB recovery partition) on the internal drive and cannot find the necessary space.
I am looking for a way to change the default location for the temp file. I have friends that are buying Windows 8 PC and will be running into the same problem.