By Jessie / Last update December 25, 2014

How do I backup my laptop? To answer this question, we will first equip you with some basic information about laptop backup. Owing to the advantage of portable and exquisite characteristics, laptop has taken up a huge part on the computer market. The only difference between laptop and desktop is that there is an extra One Key Recovery partition pre-configured in laptop. That is directly something which is lacking in desktop. As for laptop backup, I consider that there is no big difference from desktop backup. In order to facilitate comprehension, I will use and demonstrate a free backup software – AOMEI Backupper to show you how do I backup my laptop in three ways, namely, system backup & partition/volume backup & disk backup. Here it is:

AOMEI Backupper

System Backup

System backup is an incredible feature which comes with AOMEI Backupper. Interestingly, the majority of reviewers thought this feature is designed to act as a safety guard for laptop operating system. In fact, system backup is far from the safety guard on this. In order to figure out what is system backup, we must get to know how does system backup work. Actually, system backup is more like a “measures of remediation” than a “safety guard”. When you run System Backup On your laptop, AOMEI Backupper will automatically create an image of all the software, applications, settings and files which are related to your operating system. In other word, AOMEI Backupper will backup the whole system partition and subsequently make a duplicate of your current system state for later use, in case of system crash.

Partition Backup

Unlike system backup, partition backup has more flexibility in the selection of source partition. Generally, there is more than one partition located on your laptop hard drive, theoretically, you are allowed to choose any one or more partitions as the backup objects. In a nut shell, partition backup performs in the same way as system backup, except for the difference that system backup only can do backup for system partition while partition backup create backup for all partitions.

Disk Backup

Apart from system backup and partition backup, AOMEI Backupper also provides a sophisticated backup feature to do backup once and for all, that is Disk Backup. The major function of disk backup is to prevent data loss by creating a duplicate of the entire hard drive. That is to say, disk backup will backup all the data and files on your whole laptop disk and not missing anything. More detailed tutorial please refer to how do I backup my laptop with Disk Backup.

Tips: All the three backup options are useful and efficient, which one is better for your backup task should base on your backup needs. Besides, no matter which brand of your laptop is, such as toshiba, asus, hp, dell, acer, lenovo, etc, AOMEI Backupper works well on it. By the way, AOMEI Backuper allows user to backup to different target locations, for instance, External Hard Drive, NAS, Networks, DVD, CD and some other media.