The Importance of Operating System Backup

Operating system is the core of a computer. Without system installed, computer hardware alone is unable to function. After purchasing a new computer, you may prefer to install the programs such as Microsoft Office and PC games on the system partition, which in most cases is the C drive. However, if the system partition is impaired by virus, malware or misoperation one day, there's a big chance it cannot boot up properly.

In such a case, you have to reinstall the operating system, and then install previous games and Microsoft software again. And such reinstallation requires the system installation CD and all the installation documents you need. Moreover, you may even need to get the authorization from the manufactures and find license code again. All of these are troublesome and will definitely waste a lot of time and effort.

"I should have backed up the system earlier". Exactly! Backing up the system when it's running in a perfect condition and restoring it to the original state when something unfavorable happens could save you the trouble of reinstalling. And the system backup function in AOMEI Backupper offers a simple solution to back up the system within three steps. To save disk space, you can also backup Windows to NAS or external hard drives.

Three steps to complete system backup

Step1. Launch this FREE system backup software AOMEI Backupper. Click Backup on the left pane and choose System Backup.

Step2. Edit the Task Name as per your need. System related partitions are selected by default. Specify a destination path to store the system image. AOMEI Backupper supports backing up system to external hard drives, NAS devices, etc.

Step3. Click on Start Backup button to begin the process. You can find the system image in the destination folder once the backup process is over. When you encounter system crashes in the future, you can use this image file to restore the system to a normal state.

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If you want to know more about backup and restoration functions, please refer to following documents or videos.

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Still have some questions after reading this article? You may click on the link below to learn more of the detailed instructions of system backup in AOMEI Backupper.

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System Restore

When the system fails, how to recover it with AOMEI Backupper? You may open the link below to learn the detailed instruction of system restore.

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