How to Create Auto Backup for Computer in Windows 11/10/8/7

To prevent some critical data from losing, you can create an auto backup to backup Windows 11/10/8/7 computer automatically.


By Lily Updated on September 21, 2023

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What does computer auto backup mean?

Computer auto backup, also known as schedule backup, refers to a series of backups that will be created in a consistent and timely manner. Apparently, backing up data is essential for the multiple reasons behind data loss, such as system crash, incompatible update, hardware failure, etc. It is hard to always remember to create a backup continually, but you can easily create a scheduled backup to run backups automatically.

In Windows 10/8/7, you can use the built-in backup utility to create automatic backups, but it has some limitations, such as only NTFS formatted partition can be protected. Therefore, if you want to perform scheduled backup in a more flexible and convenient way, you may consider using a third-party backup software.

Best free auto backup software

The best free backup software - AOMEI Backupper Standard allows you to perform scheduled backups without limitations.

  • It supports Windows 11/10/8/7 and many file systems including NTFS, FAT32, FAT16, EXT2, and EXT3.
  • You can backup to external hard drive, NAS network location, DVD, or any other locations that File Explorer detects.
  • It provides a very intuitive interface that allows you to set up daily, weekly, or monthly scheduled backup. What’s more, you can use Windows Task Scheduler to run the backup schedule jobs.
  • Besides regular full backup, AOMEI Backupper enables you to perform incremental backup, which is set as default when you create a scheduled backup. The incremental backup will only include changed or newly added files into the backup, so it saves more disk space and time.
  • Additionally, it allows you to create bootable media, so you can use it to restore system when your computer fails to boot.

How to backup my computer automatically

With AOMEI Backupper, you can create multiple scheduled backups with more backup options in a more flexible way. Let’s see how it works:

1. Download and install AOMEI Backupper Standard. After the installation, open it to create automatic backups.

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2. At the main interface, click “Backup”, and then you can choose file/folder backup, system backup, partition backup, and disk backup. Here system backup is chosen as an example.

System Backup

3. System Backup will automatically include the system related partitions into the backup, so you can just select a backup destination location to receive the backup.

Select Destination

4. Click “Schedule Backup” to decide when you want the backup to run. You can set daily/weekly/monthly backup, event triggered backup or USB plug-in backup as you want.


Click “Backup Scheme” to set the backup followed by full, incremental, or differential backups. You can also configure auto deletion of old backups, so you needn’t worry about the backup disk full. Please note differential backup and automatic backup cleanup are available in AOMEI Backupper Professional or higher.


Click “Options” to configure email notification, sector-by-sector backup, compression, etc.


5.  Then click “Start Backup” > "Add the schedule and start backup now" to run your first backup.

Like Windows built-in command line backup tool WBadmin, AOMEI Backupper gives you the ability to backup hard drive from command prompt (paid feature). Besides, it also provides cloning features, so you can clone hard drive or operating system to protect your data without imaging.

Lily · Editor
Lily Green joined AOMEI in 2018 and has since become a professional in the areas of data protection and data transfer. She is committed to helping users protect their precious computer data and troubleshoot Windows system errors. She consistently stays vigilant about the latest trends in technology, guaranteeing that the given information aligned with the ongoing advancements in the field.