Backup System Partition in Windows 10 for Free-Step by Step

How to backup system partition in Windows 10? AOMEI Backupper Standard is a free Windows backup software which can easily backup Windows 10 system partition.


by Yuka Updated on November 1, 2022

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System Partition on Windows 10

Most users may have experienced system crash or other computer failure. It must be devastating because it is not only about the time to reinstall your operating system (OS) and applications, but also some valuable data are lost. If you had ever backed up system partition, things would be totally different. System partition is vulnerable as any inappropriate changes that you made on system drive may cause your system unable to boot normally.

What's more, Windows 10 is in the long journey of being perfected, so it is essential to backup system partition of Windows 10 before making any changes. If your system is damaged in some way, you can restore your computer to an earlier point in time when you made the backup by restoring the image backup without suffering the pain of losing data.

Free Backup Software - AOMEI Backupper Standard

AOMEI Backupper Standard is the free backup and restore software for Windows 11/10/8/8.1/7Vista/XP. It allows you create Windows 10 system partition backup with only a few clicks for its humanized design and concise interface. With its help, you can:

Perform system backup to automatically choose system related files to backup, disk backup to back up the whole disk including recovery partition, file/folder backup to only backup individual files and folder as your wish.
Backup only changed and new added files by providing incremental/differential backup
Restore the system or selectively files in the backup.
 Create bootable media to perform offline recovery in the event of a system crash.

Besides backup and restore, AOMEI Backupper also provides Partition Clone, System Clone, and Disk Clone.

Backup Windows 10 Partition with AOMEI Backupper

To backup system partition, you can manually either choose system partition to backup or try System Backup, which will automatically includes system partition in the backup.

To backup system drive on Windows 10:

Step 1. Download this free backup software. Open AOMEI Backupper.

Download Freeware Win 11/10/8.1/8/7/XP
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Step 2. Click Partition Backup under Backup tab.

Partition Backup

Step 3. Click Add Partition or Volume to select the system partition (C: drive) and other partitions or volumes you want to backup.

Add Partition Or Volume

Step 4. The program will set a location as the destination path to save the back image file. If you do not want to keep the file there, click where the arrow point to select another location.  As you can see you can select any folders that show in File Explorer including NAS shared folder. If you want to set a schedule backup task, just click Schedule and follow the Guide.

Select Backup Destination

Step 5. Click Start Backup to start the backup.

Start Backup

Now you can view the task in process and do other things with the computer. This is how it is done to backup system partition Windows 10, quite simple and effective. If you want to see what has been backed up without restoring it, you can use Explore Image to mount the backup image as a virtual drive so that you can access it in File Explorer.


This is how to backup system partition on Windows 10. System partitions are vulnerable to attack, because any inappropriate changes you make to the system drive may cause your system to fail to boot normally. Therefore, it is necessary to backup Windows10 system partition, which can avoid a lot of unnecessary troubles.

AOMEI Backupper can help you easily complete this operation with just a few clicks. More importantly, this free software has many other powerful features, such as cloning, synchronization, tools, etc., which can provide real-time data protection for your computer.You can use it to perform a bootble clone on Windows 11. Try it now!

Yuka · Editor
Yuka, our dedicated editor at AOMEI Technology, is committed to bringing you valuable insights and guidance in data protection. Her mission is to empower everyone with her knowledge in computer backup and recovery, disk cloning, file synchronization, and more. Yuka's goal is to do her best to make complex tech tasks simple and ensure that your digital world remains safe and secure.