Windows 365 Cloud PC Backup: Simple and Secure

Follow the specific steps below to backup Windows 365 Cloud PC easily and effortlessly. Read carefully to finish the task.


by Clytze Updated on October 25, 2022

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What is Windows 365 Cloud PC?

Windows 365 Cloud PC is the cloud operating system from Microsoft. As a virtual machine, Cloud PC provides end users with a rich Windows desktop experience. It is hosted in the Windows 365 service and can be accessed from any location, on any device.

Now, Microsoft has integrated more features of Windows 365 Cloud PC into the Windows 11 operating system. The Windows 11 operating system can be installed on a computer that boots directly into the Windows 365 Cloud PC cloud operating system, and users can also use the Windows 11 virtual desktop feature to switch back and forth between the cloud operating system and local.

Windows 365: Business vs Enterprise editions

As more and more enterprises begin to adopt a hybrid office model, Microsoft's strategy is to allow business users to work both locally through traditional devices and seamlessly switch to a virtualized cloud operating interface.

Windows 365 is available in two editions: Windows 365 Business (smaller companies) & Windows 365 Enterprise (larger companies)

Windows 365 Business, designed for businesses that only plan to deploy the service to 300 or fewer users, is a simpler iteration with no technology prerequisites, or requirements for an Azure subscription or domain controller. Everything works with Azure AD natively, with all components running inside the Microsoft cloud.

Windows 365 Enterprise is much more complex and sophisticated aimed at larger organisations. This service offers a much broader range of tools and features for maintenance and security and requires a much deeper level of technical expertise to deploy and manage.

Backup Windows 365 Cloud PC to prevent data loss

When working as a team in an enterprise, it is inevitable that team members will accidentally delete files or other situations that lead to file loss. According to this, for business users, you can backup Windows 365 Cloud PC important files to OneDrive for Business. Or if you’re worried about corrupting or losing your work data due to network failure or computer system problems while using Cloud PC, you can choose third-party backup software to create full image backup of your entire Windows 365 Cloud PC. Just protect your data based on the following methods according to your actual situation.

In the next part, you can follow the presented 2 solutions to finish how to backup computer to Microsoft cloud.

#1. Backup Windows 365 Cloud PC files to OneDrive

Windows 365 Cloud PC doesn’t have a built-in way of performing backups beyond syncing to OneDrive for Business. But that isn’t a backup, and it’s a copy of the files with versioning. Follow the steps below to complete Microsoft OneDrive backup.

Step 1. In your Cloud PC, type OneDrive and select it from the list. If it is not available, just go the Microsoft website to download it manually.

Step 2. Here you will asked to sign in with your Microsoft 365 account, type email and password for it.

Set Up Onedrive

Step 3. Then, you will see the default OneDrive folder location, you can choose to keep or change it. Click Next.

Your Onedrive Folder

Step 4. In the Your OneDrive is ready for you window, click Open my OneDrive folder.

Open My Onedrive Folder

Step 5. Copy and paste files located in Windows 365 Cloud PC you want to backup to this OneDrive folder, then it will start to sync files automatically.

 Tip: If you are accessing Windows 365 Cloud PC on another device and want to access and open a folder on OneDrive to work, then you can click Choose folders to open the folders you want to save in the local computer via Account, or manage backup of important PC folders under the Backup tab.

#2. Enable Windows 365 Cloud PC backup with AOMEI Backupper

Some users may have such concerns, as the Cloud PC as a new technology may not be mature in operation and use, there may be network failures, computer crashes or other situations that can not be used. This may delay the efficiency of business and team collaboration.

In this case, the enterprise needs to restore the Cloud PC the same as restore Windows 11 to its previous date to ensure the continuity of work. To restore your computer to a specified point in time, you need to backup your Cloud PC in advance and create a complete system image backup. To accomplish this task, AOMEI Backupper Professional can help you do it. As a professional backup software, it has many powerful features that you can benefit from:

4 Backup types: It supports not only file backup, but also partition backup, system backup and disk backup.
Various backup locations: It supports backing up to local hard drive, external hard drive, USB flash drive, NAS (network attached storage), or cloud drive (OneDrive, Google Drive, Dropbox, Box), etc.
Backup only changed data: It offers incremental and differential backup to help you backup changed data only to free up your storage space and improve your backup efficiency.
Schedule backup: It lets you configure multiple backup schedules at fixed frequencies as daily/weekly/monthly/event triggers/USB plug in.
Support all Windows OS: It has a great compatibility in the operating system (Windows 7, 8, 8.1, 10, 11, XP, Vista, etc.) For server users, try AOMEI Backupper Server.

Now, follow the graphical guide below to accomplish Microsoft cloud backup Windows 365 Cloud PC.

Before that you should:

◈Backing up Cloud PC to an external hard drive is a good choice. Just simply plug the external hard drive into your computer and make sure it is detected.

◈Download and install AOMEI Backupper and OneDrive desktop app on your Cloud PC.

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Step 1. Click Backup at the left pane, and select System Backup.

System Backup

Step 2. This tool will select the system partition and files by default, you just need to click the second box, and select the external hard drive as your destination path to store your system image files.

Select Backup Destination

Step 3. Options: You can write comments for your backup, and send email notification as soon as the backup is completed. By default, this software will use Normal Compression, Automatic Splitting, Intelligent Sector Backup to help you save disk space. You can go to Advanced and Backup Mode to modify it.


Click Schedule Backup then it will pop out a window where you can set schedule backup. Choose Enable Schedule Backup and set the automatic schedule time for daily, weekly, monthly event triggers, or USB plug in.

Schedule Settings General

Click Backup Scheme, then Enable Automatic Backup Cleanup, select By quantity, By time, By daily/weekly/monthly, or By space.


Step 4. After that, you can click Start Backup to finish Windows 365 backup.

Wrapping things up

Perform Windows 365 Cloud PC backup with AOMEI Backupper Professional is easy and secure. Business users can set the frequency of Automatic Backup, Enable Automatic Backup Cleanup to delete outdated backup images to free up storage space and other advanced backup feature settings according to their needs. So you don’t need to worry about the security of your data.

What's more, the software has many other features, such as Sync, which allows you to do Windows 11 sync folders. Windows 365 is a highly anticipated service, and it seems very polished. However, as an emerging technology, there will inevitably be some problems. Therefore it is very important to backup your computer data. AOMEI Backupper can help you protect your data from being lost, so download it and try it out!

Clytze · Editor
Clytze, an editor at AOMEI Technology, is passionate about safeguarding your digital world. She dedicates her expertise to empower users like you in data security and recovery. She firmly believes that everyone should have the tools and knowledge to protect their digital assets through computer backup, seamless disk cloning, and efficient file synchronization. Clytze is your trusted guide on the journey to data safety.