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Free Windows Backup Software to Secure Your PC Data

AOMEI Backupper

In this digital era, more and more people realize the importance of making a backup. There are so many situations that can cause data loss. For example, you are working on your computer and it shows you a black screen all of a sudden; you can’t access the files on your USB stick after using it on a virus-infected computer, or you delete some files permanently but want to get them back later… Such examples are countless.

Luckily, if you made a backup before those errors occur, you can easily fix a crashed system and recover lost data. How to create a backup in Windows 11, 10, 8, 7? A reliable and professional backup utility is indispensable.

Best free backup software for Windows 11/10/8/7

Speaking of free backup software, you can’t miss AOMEI Backupper Standard. It is developed by AOMEI Technology and is popular with users all over the world. Below are some highlighted features of this software:

Backup Types

AOMEI Backupper is embedded with five backup types. The first one is System Backup, which enables you to create a system image of Windows 11/10/8/7. All system files, settings, and installed programs will be included in the system image. The second one is Disk Backup. You can use it to back up your computer hard drive, external hard drive, USB flash drive, memory card, etc.

The third one is Partition Backup, which allows you to back up data on a particular partition instead of the whole drive. The last two types are File Backup and Cloud Backup, which enables you to backup important files or folders to various locations including AOMEI Cloud.

Automatic Backup

Data changes frequently on the computer. It is cumbersome to run the backup manually every time you modify the data. The Schedule Backup feature will help you a lot under this condition. AOMEI Backupper offers three schedule modes for free: Daily, Weekly, and Monthly.

According to how often you change your computer data, you can choose to run the backup once a day, twice a week, three times a month, and the like.

Useful Options

There are other useful options to help you customize your backup task. For instance, you can compress the backup image at a high level to have the image fit in a small-capacity storage device. You are also able to run a sector-by-sector backup for the selected disk/partition. Both used and blank sectors will be backed up, so the size of the backup image will be almost the same as the disk being imaged.

What’s more, you are allowed to set an email notification for a scheduled backup so that you can get the backup result (succeeded or failed) once the backup is finished.

How to create a Windows image

Since many users suffer from system errors, I’ll show you how to protect your computer OS here. First, choose a backup location to save the system image. Various locations are supported, including local/external hard disk, USB drive, NAS device, network share, etc. To avoid the backup image being damaged as well when your computer malfunctions, you’d better NOT back up to a local disk. Then, follow the steps below to create Windows 10 backup:

Step 1. Download the free Windows backup software and install it on your PC. Connect an external drive as necessary.

Step 2. Run AOMEI Backupper. After you see the main interface, select the Backup tab from the left side and then choose System Backup.

AOMEI BackupperStep 3. The source data has been selected by the program automatically. Choose a destination path based on your need.

Step 4. Set Options and Schedule Backup if needed. At last, click Start Backup to create a system image in Windows 10.

You don’t have to wait until the backup is done, because it will run in the background and won’t interrupt your work. 

The end

As you see, making a backup with AOMEI Backupper only requires a few simple steps. Besides System Backup, you can back up the entire computer hard drive via Disk Backup or back up specific files/folders via File Backup. You’ll be more pleased to find that it is also free disk cloning software. You can use it to copy SSD to new SSD in Windows 10, clone Dell laptop hard drive to SSD, etc. Why not try it out?


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