By Ivy / Last update October 31, 2018

Why do you need Windows Server 2012 R2 restore from backup?

Recently, some users try to find an efficient software to make their Windows Server 2012 R2 restore from backup. Windows Server 2012 R2, the successor to Windows Server 2012, was released in October 2013. Some users who have Windows 2012 R2 installed on their PC said that the system became unresponsive. When this problem happens, a pool memory leak will occur, and then a system crash may occur.

After the crash, some people tried their best to solve this problem. Some of them believed that reinstallation is a good solution for system crashes. Compared to system reinstallation, system restoration has more advantages.

  • It takes less time to restore the operating system than to reinstall the operating system.

  • System restore from backup is easier than OS reinstallation. Reinstalling OS is very complex. Especially for some non-technical users, they don’t even know how to reinstall the Windows Server 2012 R2.

  • System reinstallation will wipe out all data while system restoration will get your data back.

Recovering Windows Server 2012 R2 with the best restore software

Want your Windows Server 2012 R2 system restores from backup? AOMEI Backupper Server, the professional Windows Server 2012 R2 recovery software, can be the best choice. This software supports Windows Server 2003, 2008, 2012, 2016 (including R2), SBS 2003, 2008, 2011 and Windows PC systems. Other features like cloning partitions, backing up system, creating bootable media are also available for this software. You can restore your OS easily without any plug-ins or extra programs. The user-friendly interface also meets the demand of users. Want to use this software? Here is a quick guide for your reference.

Detailed steps of restoring Windows Server 2012 R2

Before recovering, you must have a Windows Server 2012 R2 image backup at first. Creating a system backup is very easy with the help of this powerful software. It is recommended that you backup your system frequently with this professional backup and restore software. Here are the specific steps of backing up system.

Step 1. Download, install and launch this software. Choose Backup from the left list. Then click System Backup.

System Backup

Step 2. The Task Name can be modified according to your needs. The related system partitions are selected by default. Select your destination path (E:\) in Step 2. Then click Start Backup.

Start Backup

Step 3. When System Backup Progress is completed, you can click Finish.

Backup Finish

As steps mentioned above, you can get a system backup easily. Let’s learn how to restore your Windows Server 2012 R2.

Step 1. Click Restore from the left side. Select the system image backup (System Backup 1) from the list. Then click Next.

Select Restore

Step 2. Select a Backup Point. You can choose Restore system to other location. Then click Next.

Backup Point

Step 3. At this Operation Summary interface, you can have a confirmation. You can click Enable Universal Restore to recover system to dissimilar hardware. Then click Start Restore.

Operation Summary

Step 4. After restoring, click Finish.

Restore Finish


  • When the System Restore Progress is completed, you can select Shut down PC or Restart PC.

  • If your computer cannot boot, you need to make a bootable disc with this software to boot your computer at first.


It is not hard to have a system restore for Windows Server 2012 R2, isn’t it? In addition to this, this useful software also applies to system restore for Windows Server 2008.

This multifunctional software provides users with many practical features like restoring Windows Server 2008 R2 to previous date, restoring Windows Server 2003 system image backup and migrating Windows Server 2016 to new hardware effortlessly. Other related functions like cloning Windows 10 to smaller SSD, cloning dell hard drive, syncing only changed files are also available for this software.

The free version - AOMEI Backupper Standard is popular with the public. You can try this prominent software for Windows PC operating systems.