By AOMEI / Last Updated February 26, 2020

In AOMEI Tech official website forum, we just received a post: ”Due to windows XP has been stopped for service, I have reinstalled computer system of windows 7, should I backup my system again? ”

Obviously, this user is compelled to reinstall his computer system. We don’t encourage users to reinstall system frequently unless some urgent or unexpected error happens. We believe that some of users could encounter such situation, we have to write a article to solve such question. Answer is absolutely yes. You must backup your system after you reinstalled computer system, as we mentioned above, because it can restore when your computer system went wrong. Besides, the operating system you used before is windows XP, but now your computer is windows 7, so to back up system is indispensible. For better to manage your computer, we recommend all users strongly that you can install recovery software to create recovery partition. The advantage and difference of Recovery software is that it is not only can backup system but also can be added in to bootable option, in other words, you don’t need to running operating system to restore your system.

A brief introduction of one key recovery

One key recovery is one of the recovery software. Onekey recovery is designed for users to backup system. You just click one key in software, and you can back up and restore computer system. With computer technology developing, more and more computer producers have designed one key recovery software, such as Toshiba recovery wizard in Toshiba computer, Lenovo one key recovery in Lenovo computer. Though many computer have one key recovery built-in function or software, but their feature is different. Actually, when we use them, their disadvantage may bother every user.

The disadvantage of one key recovery preinstalled in computer

  • Some one key recovery function or software in computer need you to select specific option in setting, or enter advanced boot option to select. For many commons users, this is very hard to select in front of these terminology in computer.

  • Once some one key recovery function or software in computer be started, it will format all files and data in hard disk and desktop. Your computer will be like a new one.

  • To many computer built-in onekey recovery function and software, only they have recovery function but ignore backup. That is to say, you always use the system image to restore. Every time you restore computer system, you have to reinstall all application. It is very time-consuming.

Every computer has different recovery software and function, and different branded software can’t support to install in other branded computer.

Although it has some shortcomings, “is there a kind of one-key recovery software to let me operate freely and easily”, maybe you would ask us. Yes! But it is not built-in function or software preinstalled in computer, but the third-party software. third-party recovery software is very different from branded software, and it is not designed for specific computer.

The third-party one key recovery software for Win 7

If you have installed and change the windows system, just like what users posted, many users doesn’t know how to make a recovery partition with built-in recovery software in computer. But in this condition, third-party recovery software can help you to create recovery partition easily. We take AOMEI OneKey Recovery as an example, you just download its freeware in its official website, and clicking “backup” button is OK.

AOMEI OneKey Recovery likes Lenovo one key recovery, which is a kind of insurance policy for your computer, but the difference from Lenovo is that it supports backing up all types of laptops and computers, not just Lenovo laptops. Moreover, this program can help you to create a factory recovery partition, make system backup and restore in case of your system crashes, and you can use it to restore your computer to its factory default or a previously backed up state by pressing "A"; during the process of system startup.

Here is step-by-step guide to let you know how to operate.

Step 1. Download, install and launch AOMEI OneKey Recovery, and then, click the button “OneKey System Backup” .

Click Button

Step 2. Select partition where you want to back up the current system partition. The alternative partition will be detected automatically and they will be colorful. The other partition that can’t meet the requirement will become gray and you can’t choose.

Choose Partition

Step 3. This step is to let you preview the result that make system backup. You can see there are two disks in the interface. The above disk is the current disk, and the below one is disk that will be applied effect to. Compare two disks, a invisible partition will appear, and it is recovery partition. You can click “Start Backup” to let it finish backup.


Step 4. The only thing you can do is to wait.


In the whole steps of making system backup, all things you should do is clicking mouse. comparing the ways with windows built-in function, which way is easier? You must judge it.

You can easily backup system and restore it anytime, and it totally breaks limitation of computer brand. Especially to users who reinstalled system and bought new computer, they can install applications you like, and then, you can backup system with AOMEI OneKey recovery. Next time if you want to restore system when your computer crash, all application you installed will still exist.