Here's a pretty cool program from Paragon Software for disk-imaging utility for Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012 that includes several intelligent wizards and a powerful Linux/DOS recovery environment.
Paragon Image Backup for Windows 8 v10.1.0.15848
The program employs Microsoft VSS and Paragon’s patent-pending mechanisms to do consistent point-in-time copies of the whole disk system or separate volumes to restore them in case of emergency directly under Windows or Linux/DOS.
Based on Paragon’s Universal File System Driver technology that delivers support for all popular file systems on the market today, including the newest ReFS, Partition Image Backup for Windows 8 offers a unique option to try a backup storage formatted to the Resilient File System. This makes Image Backup for Windows 8 the only stand-alone freeware backup and recovery tool for Windows 8 and Server 2012 that supports Resilient File System!
Partition Image Backup for Windows 8 Key Features:
Support of the latest Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012
Support of the brand-new ReFS (Resilient File System) for backup, restore, and browsing under Windows and Linux
Live Windows backup. Create an image-based copy of the whole disk system, or separate volumes and place it locally, to CD/DVD/BD, or on the net. The use of the disk-imaging mechanism and Microsoft VSS (Volume Shadow Copy Service) tackles the problem of backing up running applications and system locked files
Flexible recovery. Restore the whole backup image, or only particular files under Windows or from the Linux/DOS recovery environment
Additional maintenance functions. The Linux/DOS recovery environment includes basic functions for initializing, partitioning and formatting hard disks
Use the included reg info to activate the app when asked in the process of installation.