By Jessie / Last update August 5, 2020

What is dual boot system?

Dual boot system refers to separately installing two operating systems on different partitions of the same disk, and the latter one does not overwrite the former. In addition, no need to worry those two systems will contribute to conflict for every single system having its own file system. At the startup of dual boot system, you can choose to boot into which system. If you ever want to boot another system, you need to restart your computer and choose it again. To meet different needs, it’s quite convenient to install Ubuntu system on your computer besides Windows 7 or Windows 8.

Introduction of Ubuntu

Aiming to providing users with a new as well as stable operating system built mainly by free software, Ubuntu is an open source software platform based on Debian and GNOME desktop environment. Additionally Ubuntu has been upgraded very fast and now the latest version is kylin 15.04. What’s more, it is provided for free and with group professional support. Having installed Windows 7, 8, or 8.1, many computer users may also want to taste Ubuntu system. Before you install Ubuntu, it is recommended to backup files Windows 7 in case unexpected failure happens.

As you know, Windows 7 and Ubuntu are totally two different operating systems, and it is not easy to backup your system, so here comes a question that how to backup dual boot Windows 7 and Ubuntu.

Steps to backup Windows 7 and Ubuntu dual boot system

AOMEI Backupper Standard, a free backup and restore tool, provides system backup, file backup, partition backup, and disk backup. Backupper only works with Windows, so you can use System Backup to backup Windows 7.

1. Boot into Windows 7 system. After downloading and launching AOMEI Backupper Standard, click System Backup under Backup tab to backup Windows 7.

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System Backup

2. Click where the arrow point to choose a location path to store the backup image and then click Start Backup as AOMEI Backupper will automatically select current system partition to need backing up.

Select Destination


  • Options: Make a comment for backup image to clearly distinguish. Email notification to get the completion status of backup task, whether success or not, is supported.

  • Schedule: Allows you to schedule backup regularly with a fixed date, such as, daily, weekly, monthly.


  • AOMEI Backupper only support system backup, disk backup, partition backup anf file backup for Windows 7/8/8.1/10/XP/Vista.

  • While running the backup, you can still use the computer to do other work as AOMEI Backupper uses Volume Shadow copy Service (VSS).