By AOMEI / Last Updated September 30, 2019

About Norton Ghost

Norton Ghost is a powerful disk imaging utility both for home and small office users. With a complete, efficient and feasible way in backing up and restoring, it offers you ultimate solution in data protection. With Norton Ghost, you can create backup images without restarting your computer or exiting Windows through the product's hot imaging technology. Imaging takes place in the background without interruption, allowing you to continue work on your system as the backup takes place. Users also benefit by saving valuable time and storage space with Norton Ghost's incremental backup and restore feature.

As each coin has two sides, such powerful Norton Ghost also has its shortcomings - too professional for average users. So, is there any free Norton Ghost alternative that has the same function and is easy to use?

AOMEI Backupper Standard: excellent Norton Ghost alternative

When it comes to choose drive imaging software, the first consideration is ease of use and reliable image creation and restoration. There is Norton Ghost alternative that is great at performing the actual backup images which is called AOMEI Backupper Standard.

AOMEI Backupper Standard Edition, especially designed for individual users as well as small and medium sized businesses, is not only data protection & disaster recovery solution, but also disk partition cloning software. With simple and easy-to-use GUI, anyone, even non-technical users, can protect all of critical business data in minutes without seeking help from an expert. This stable and robust backup software is definitely a bonus for either server administrators at businesses or home users. AOMEI Backupper Standard supports Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows 7, Vista, XP in both 32-bit and 64-bit. Still there is a piece of backup utility which is specially designed for Windows Server called AOMEI Backupper Server Edition.


It has a clean and straightforward interface which makes it particularly user friendly for novice or inexperienced computer users. The layout is very reasonable with the functions available listed on the left and menu items listed on the top. The middle pane shows further detail about the operating traces you have made.


Backup Features


File Backup: This feature allows you to backup selected files or whole folders. AOMEI Backupper allows you to freely select the target location including a separate HDD or USB drive.

System Backup: This creates one-click backup of your operating system, installed drivers and software along with all the configuration details in a relatively fast speed without interrupting system run.

Disk Backup: Backup your hard disk drives including MBR disk, GPT disk, external hard drive, USB disk, and other storage devices that can be recognized by Windows. This feature creates a complete copy of your hard drive along with all of its partitions. Use this if you have a lot of customized folders and files and you do not want to take the effort of going through all your data to find the files worth backing up. No doubt the size of the backup created through this option will be quite large and you would need a HDD to store it.

Partition Backup: This feature will be your best choice if you just want to backup a partition or volume, not the entire disk. With it, you can backup one or multiple partitions/volumes (including dynamic volumes) to an image file.

Restore Features


System Recovery Restore system partition easily and fleetly. This software can ensure system bootable after completing the recovery process.

Disk and Partition Recovery: this feature can help recover the whole hard disk drive, partition or dynamic volume to original state reliably.

Selective File Restore: Restore specified files and folders from a backup image file without recovering the entire backup according to users' demands.

All the backup and recovery process are very fast. Also NAS (network attached storage) is supported.

Clone Features


Partition Clone: This feature allows creating an exact duplication of partition or dynamic volume, and then transferring it directly to another partition or volume.

Disk Clone: This program allows you to copy entire disk into another partition or hard drive.



This section contains several useful features such as checking an Image Backup to see if the data integrity is fine or not, and creating a Bootable Windows PE or Linux disk, and to import or export configuration file to manage your backup tasks.

Brief Summary

AOMEI Backupper Standard is a piece of free Norton Ghost alternative, which has a good performance in dealing with all kinds of backup and recovery issues. If you're looking for a fast and easy way to perform backups, then AOMEI Backupper offers exactly that one. Just a few clicks and it will do what you expect it to.

Download this freeware to manage you disk now. AOMEI Team is still working hard to provide high quality software services to customers all around the globe and devoting to enrich product functions to meet users' needs.