Why Need to Backup System?

System backup image is a file made by system backup. It is a totally same copy of system which contains all system files, boot files and programs files. It is widely used by PC or laptop users. Because, with time goes by, your system is under the risk of crash due to hardware failure, virus, hacker attack, human error or other reasons. If this disaster happens, users will suffer a lot. But fortunately you are allowed to restore system from system image file to do rescue for your crashed system.

So as a computer user, it is important to back up system in advance. Don’t be fluky, because system crash may be a matter of when. Don’t be regretful, when the disaster really happens. In a word, there is no fault to create system image ahead if time.

How to Make an System Backup Image?

When it comes to how to build system image file, the most common way coming into mind may be Windows built-in tool. Generally speaking, Windows built-in tool is able to backup system, but system image file made by this tool will take up a large amount of storage space thanks to the tool doesn’t have the function of compression. Fortunately, you can try free OS imaging software - AOMEI Backupper.

AOMEI Backupper Standard is a free third party software designed by AOMEI Technology. The feature System Backup in this software enables users to backup system. compared with Windows built-in backup tool, this free software allows users to compress the size of image file, only backup the used sector of system files, split large backup file into several smaller ones.

Step1: Download free AOMEI Backupper Standard, install and launch it. Click Backup on the left side of the interface and then choose System Backup.

System Backup

Step2: Click step2 to select a place where you plan to save the image file. After finish those settings, click Start Backup, then the operation will start.

Start Backup


Backup Options contains Compression, Splitting, VSS and so on. Before you start backup, you can set something in Backup Options relying on your own requirement.

Free OS imaging software is able to create system image and then users can restore system when their system crashed. But recently some users expect to restore system image to different hardware, it sounds crazy. In fact the new feature in AOMEI Backupper Standard called Universal Restore is able to deploy system image to any other computer with different configuration.