By AOMEI / Last Updated July 6, 2020


PC is the abbreviation of personal computer. To image PC is to image your local hard drive of your PC. But why we need image PC? Every computer will fail at some point. It is not a question of “if” but rather “when”. So no matter you use your PC solely for personal purposes or business, keeping a backup of your PC is critical. With priceless photos, costly music collections and sensitive financial information at stake, the loss of these irreplaceable data should be devastating. Which makes the PC imaging essential, not dispensable.

The common waystoimagePC

As we all know, we can create a backup in two common ways. One of the common way is to use the Windows built-in tool. Windows built-in tool can help us complete PC imaging. But there are some restrictions when using it to image your hard drive. The slow speed of imaging can boring you. And the complex operations make you crazy. So choosing a backup software would be a better choice. A backup software which owns high efficiency gives you an intellectual user interface. Which means even a new user of the backup software can easily acquaint the operation. And the cost in time, energy and money should be the lowest. So why not choose a backup software which can greatly minimize your workload.

The quick guide to PC imaging software

After talking about the way to image PC, we find that a backup software is the best choice. So which backup software can be the best PC imaging software? After making a comparison of large amount of backup software, AOMEI Backupper meets all the condition we mentioned above. AOMEI Backupper can not only image PC, but also realize a series of backup function. And it is an easy to use software which you do not need pay for it. No doubt that AOMEI Backupper is the perfect PC imaging software.

Now let me show you how to image PC using AOMEI Backupper. Here we backup computer to external hard drive.

Step1. Download AOMEI Backupper, install it. Plug the external hard drive which used to store your backups of PC. Launch AOMEI Backupper, click Disk Backup under the Backup option.

Disk Backup

Step2. Select the disk you want to backup, here is “Disk0”.

Select Disk

Step3. Click the “Step2” to choose your external hard drive(E:\) as the destination path.

Select Location

Step4. Click Start Backup to begin the operation. Click Finish after backup is done.


●You can also use the Disk Clone utility to create a backup of your hard drive. But there are some difference between cloning and imaging. When you clone a drive, you copy everything on it onto another drive, so that the two are effectively identical. But imaging a drive is more like creating a condensed file. An image backup provides greater versatility when backing up. That’s why we image PC.

● You can check the Schedule box to create a schedule backup as your wish.