Windows 7 Built-in Backup & Restore vs AOMEI Backupper Stand

December 25, 2014

The backup and restore tool in Windows 7 has been greatly upgraded than the previous versions of Windows. However, there is still a broad market for third party software. Among is the marvelous free AOMEI Backupper Standard Edition. Why? Today we take a look at the difference between AOMEI Backupper Standard and backup & restore feature in Windows 7.

Why back up?

Most PC users are pretty casual about their data protection, thinking that they would never be that unfortunate to encounter system crash and data loss. Generally speaking, data loss does not happen often. But this does not mean data backup is unnecessary. Suppose that one day you have finished a rather important and tough job after hours or even days hardworking, and then save your result in the computer. A few days later, you open your computer only to find that something goes wrong and damages many of your precious data, including the past several days’ sweat. What should you do? Yes, you may burst into anger and heartbreak. But so what?

The best way to avoid this kind of nightmare is to frequently backup your data. When you have a recent backup, you may not fear about data loss disaster or even hard drive crash. Also, you can easily revert your file into a prior version.

Which one has a better performance?

So what’s the difference between these two backup tools? And which one performs better? Here are the detailed comparisons:

Product AOMEI Backupper Standard Windows 7 Backup and Restore




Download Freeware Built-in

OS Supported

Windows 8.1/8/7/Vista/XP Windows 7

Support MBR/GPT Disk & UEFI/EFI Boot

Technical Support


Files/Folders/System/Disk/ Partition Backup & Restore

Automatic/Full/Incremental/ Differential Backups

Comment/Explore/Check/Split/ Compress/Encrypt Image


Backup to Local Disk, External Storage Devices, USB Flash Drives, CD/DVD, and NAS

Clone Partition, Clone Disk


Create Windows PE & Linux Bootable Media


It can be observed from the above stable that AOMEI Backupper is slightly better than Windows 7 built-in backup and restore. It supports more systems and provides users with more practical features like clone partition and disk. Also on the subject of ease of use, AOMEI Backupper has a better performance. Every operation can be done in a few clicks. The user-friendly interface catches eyes. You can free download AOMEI Backupper Standard Edition or use Windows 7 backup and restore feature according to your preference.