Dell Alienware Backup and Recovery for Windows PCs | 2 Ways

If you are looking for a way to do Alienware backup and recovery, learn more about Alienware Respawn and AOMEI Backupper below and select the way suitable for your situation.


by Ivy Updated on November 17, 2022

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Why Backup Alienware Computers?

Alienware is an American computer hardware company, belonging to Dell, Inc. The Alienware computer, just as its name implies, unique alien-theme design computer designed for gaming users. As time goes by, your Alienware computer will hold plenty of data like installed games, programs, personal documents, work files, pictures, and other essential data. However, your data may be damaged for different reasons:

So it’s essential for you to backup critical data or systems before something bad happens. And then, you can recover your Alienware computer back to its normal state quickly.

Backup Alienware Computer with AlienRespawn

How to backup Dell Alienware computers like Alienware Alpha, Alienware 17, Alienware 15 to prevent data loss? This first option - Alienware Respawn may occurred to your mind.

Alienware Respawn(known as AilenRespawn, Dell Backup and Recovery, or DBaR) will help you a lot. AlienRespawn is a backup and recovery tool preinstalled all Alienware computers to protect all your things, like Windows operating system, installed programs, settings and personal files.

With the help of AlienRespawn, you could:

  • Perform Alienware factory reset.

  • Create rescue media for your Dell computer.

  • Backup your data, or system.

Here is how to backup Alienware computers:

1. Run AlienRespawn software -> Click Backup.

Alienrespawn Backup

2. Then tick Create Recovery Drive -> Factory Backup, then Select a device: USB flash drive or discs, and click Continue.

Alienrespawn Factory Backup

3. Select your USB flash drive and click Start to create a system bootable backup.

Alienrespawn Select Drive Start

If you want to access AlienRespawn during system boot while system boot failure, please refer to:

1. For Windows 8/8.1: Press F12 during boot, select AlienRespawn / Dell Backup and Recovery from the boot menu. Then perform system restore.

2. For Windows 7, Press F8 during startup, select Repair Your Computer > AlienRespawn / Dell Backup and Recovery, then restore files as you wish.

However, there are some shortcomings should be aware:

  • You might stuck in “Alienware Respawn not working” problem when trying to restore your system to factory settings.

  • Alienware Respawn only support Windows 7, 8, 8.1, not for Windows 10 or 11. If you are using computer upgraded to Windows 10, try Dell Backup and Recovery (DBaR) version 1.9. 

If you purchase a brand new Windows 10 computer or use Windows 11, both AlienRespawn or Dell Backup and Recovery (DBaR) version 1.9 does not help. In this case, you need to use third-party reliable backup software.

Backup and Restore Alienware Computer Safely in Windows 10 or 11

To backup Alienware computer in Windows 10 or 11, you could use AOMEI Backupper Standard, which is a free but professional Dell Alienware backup and Recovery software. Thanks to its intuitive interface and outstanding performance, all users can hand backup and restore operations well. With it, you can:

  • create system backup, disk backup, partition backup, file backup and cloud backup. 

  • schedule backup daily, weekly, or monthly.

  • backup only changed files or folders (with incremental backup) in a scheduled task.

  • save backup image to different storage devices, such as, external disk, USB drive, network drive, NAS, etc.

  • use t in all the Windows PC operating system, like Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, 8.1,10, and 11, including 32-bit and 64-bit.

First of all, please download the free Dell backup software - AOMEI Backupper Standard, then follow the steps below to backup Dell Alienware computers in Windows 10:

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1. Select Backup > Disk Backup in turn on the main window.

Disk Backup

2. Click + Add Disk button to select the Dell Alienware Windows 10 hard disk as the source disk to backup. Input a proper Task Name if need be.

Add Disk

Select Disk

3. Choose a destination path to save the Dell Alienware disk image file. You can choose to backup Windows 10 to external hard drive, USB drive, network drive, etc.

Select Backup Destination

There are some additional settings you could configure(Optional):
✍Options: You could customize the image file such as compression, splitting, encryption, even enable email notification and other operations.
✍Schedule Backup: You could backup Alienware computer via daily, weekly, monthly, event triggers, and USB plug in if you wish. The last two options are available on the professional version
✍Backup Scheme: You could set up backup methods like full backup, incremental backup, differential backup, and cleanup methods (By quantity, By time, By daily/weekly/monthly, By space), it depends on the selected backup method. 

4. Press Start Backup to backup Alienware computer, including Windows 10 OS, installed programs, settings, and user data.

Start Backup

After creating a backup image, you can easily restore the Alienware computer:

Open AOMEI Backupper again. Go to the Restore tab and click Select Task or Select Image File. Select a location to save the backup image and click Start Restore. After a few mouse clicks, Alienware Backup and recovery will be perfectly done.

Disk Restore

If you could not boot up your Dell Alienware, please create a WinPE bootable media first. Then, boot from the bootable media, and recover the Alienware computer with AOMEI Backupper Standard.


You can easily perform Alienware backup and recovery with AlienRespawn. If you use a brand new Windows 10 computer or Windows 11 computer, it's suggested to use AOMEI Backupper Standard for computer backup. With it, you can schedule backup your computer and save disk space as much as possible.

If you would like to upgrade your Dell hard drive quickly, please try the Disk Clone feature. And you can directly boot from it after cloning. For computers with different hardware, you need to use its Universal Restore feature. Just find the suitable way to get your goal achieved.

Ivy · Editor
Ivy is an editor of AOMEI Technology, she covers backup & restore,hard disk & partitions management and cloud files transfer and so on for AOMEI. She is an outgoing girl and enjoys helping people find solutions to their problems. She loves traveling, eating, reading and so on. She usually hangs out with friends at her leisure time.