By AOMEI / Last Updated August 2, 2019

What is system image recovery?

Image recovery means restoring a backup image (could be any kind of image files, say, system backup image, disk backup image or partition backup image) so as to regain a previous system/partition/system condition. System image recovery, just as its name implies, is to recover a system backup image. In other words, system image recovery is another way of saying system restore. To do system image recovery operation, one should create a backup image for his operating system first. There is plenty of third-party software and Windows built-in software can realize this backup mission. For example, Windows 7 provides a useful Backup and Restore feature while Windows 8 offers a powerful File History feature to meet the users’ growing needs for system backup. As for third-party software, we suggest user to try professional backup software such as AOMEI Backupper in order to get higher levels of data security.

Matters need attention while you do system image recovery

When you are going to restore a system image, the first thing you need to do is to move those valuable files and applications from your system partition (for example, C partition) to a safe location. That’s because the system partition will be totally covered by new files as soon as you execute system image recovery. Another noteworthy matter is that, you should better check the integrity of the system image files before you perform system image recovery by using the check image feature. This feature will run through the backup image to see if there is any damage and give advice to you for whether you could do the restoring operation successfully.

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System Restore

As mentioned in the previous example, AOMEI Backupper is mature as well as professional software for both backup and clone tasks. It provides more than ten useful features for users, and more than that, it’s all free. As for system image recovery, AOMEI Backupper even provides a sophisticated one-key recovery system function. This is a freeware which will not only enhance the security of your backup data, but also take care of your restoring operation. More information about how to do system image recovery please visit this article: How to Do System Restore.