Are there any differences b/w the two?
One is a system image which was introduced in
Windows Vista and significantly improved in
Windows 7 and
The other is a new feature and connected to the
Refresh feature introduce in
This article describes how to create a custom system image that is used to refresh a Windows 8 PC.
Refresh your PC" is a new feature in Windows 8. By default, desktop
apps are removed when you refresh a Windows 8-based computer, unless
you create a custom image. After you create a custom system image, the
image is used as the refresh image. This means that any existing image
or OEM restore image is not used when you refresh your computer. We
recommend that only experienced Windows 8 users who understand the
consequences of this behavior create a custom system image.
The space that is required to create a custom image depends on the
number of apps that are installed on the computer and may exceed 5.0
GB. In addition, the custom image creation process may take a long
time, during which you should not restart the computer. A percentage
indicator lets you monitor the progress of the process.
I am not going to suggest which one is better because that depends on what you believe is better. You can decide which one meets your requirements.