By Cherry / Last Updated March 20, 2017

Scenario: how to backup my Dell laptop?

Recently, I have upgrade my Dell laptop from Windows 7 to Windows 10, and use it well. But today, when I tried to use Dell Backup and Recovery to backup my Dell laptop, it notes me that I need to upgrade to Premium edition if I want to backup and restore the Windows 10 OS. Otherwise, I can only restore my laptop to the previous version (Windows 7). So here is the question: how do I backup my Dell laptop without purchasing the Dell Backup and Recovery Premium?

AOMEI Backupper: backup for laptop

There are so many users cared about Dell laptop backup. Actually, besides Dell Backup and Recovery tool, there are so many other tools you can use to backup your Dell laptop. And here, we will introduce you a very best backup and restore software AOMEI Backupper, which can help you backup your Dell laptop no matter it is Windows 10, or Windows 8, Windows 7. It is powerful enough to substitute the Dell Backup and Recovery in any situations.

AOMEI Backupper provides you four backup types that you can backup your stuff more flexible. You can choose any of them according to your requirements: if you would only want to backup the system, you can choose System Backup; if you need to backup all data on your Dell laptop, Disk Backup is more suitable for you; besides, you can backup single partition through Partition Backup, files/folders through File Backup.

AOMEI Backupper supports you to backup to external hard drive, local hard drive, NAS, you can even backup files to cloud.

You can set up more for your backup, like add a comment, make a compression, set up an schedule automatic backup so that you do not need to backup every day; you can also choose to do an incremental/differential backup for only backup changed files per day automatically.

How to backup my Dell laptop with AOMEI Backupper?

As AOMEI Backupper is such a great alternative to Dell Backup and Recovery, you may curious about “how to backup my Dell laptop with AOMEI Backupper”. The next content is the detailed steps that you can follow to backup Dell laptop in Windows 10/8/7.

Before you do, you need to prepare a destination place to store the backup image on. And here we take an example of backing up the Dell laptop to an external hard drive.

Step1. Connect the external hard drive you prepared before to your Dell laptop, Install and launch AOMEI Backupper Professional on your Dell laptop (you can also download AOMEI Backupper Standard free from their official site). Here we select Disk Backup under the Backup tab.

Disk Backup

Step2. When you choose the Disk Backup, it may show you a window that you need to choose the source disk (the hard drive on your Dell laptop) and the destination disk (the external hard drive you plugged in before) at the “Step1” and “Step2”.

Backup Steps

Step3. When you select the source disk and the destination disk, you can click the Start Backup to execute it immediately.


There are three more options for you to set up more: Backup Option, Schedule, Scheme. You can use them for your backups.


AOMEI Backupper is a great backup and restore software for backup Dell laptop. Besides those functions, it has many other advanced features, for example, the System Clone function allows you to migrate OS only to SSD/HDD; it even supports you to clone or restore a system backup from UEFI based computer (GPT disk) to BIOS based computer (MBR disk) and boot normal. Actually, it can also backup HP, Hitachi, Asus, Acer, and many other laptop with the same steps.