By Delia / Last update June 15, 2021

About system image

A system image is an exact copy of a system partition. By default, a system image includes data and applications required for Windows to run. It also includes Windows and your system setting, programs, and files. You can use a system image to restore the contents of your computer if your hard disk or computer ever stops working. 

When you restore your computer from a system image, it is a complete restoration-you cannot choose individual items to restore, and all of your current applications, system settings, and files are replaced with the contents of the system image.

With the development of information-based technology, computers have been used widely. System and data security has been a major consideration for computer users. However, what annoys computer users is that many problems could happen on operating systems after the operating system has been used for a long time. At this time, system crash or data loss could probably happen and you have to do system restore and installation, which takes much time. 

There are many reasons causing system crash such as virus attack, Blue screen and system configuration change by wrong operations. Now the backed up image file in advance can be used to restore system to the pervious state easily and safely. We need third party software, AOMEI Backupper to restore system image.

How to restore system image with freeware?

Before restoring system image with AOMEI Backupper, computer users need to create a system image in advance. AOMEI Backupper has the function of system backup, in this way all the system files would be backed up to an image file so as to be used to restore operating system without reinstalling the operating system. 

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The picture below is the main interface of restore task. For the detailed steps of restoring system image, please look at how to do system restore.

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After restoring system, we could access the normal system again. AOMEI Backupper Standard (free) not only has restore function but also has clone and backup function.