By Ivy / Last update December 13, 2021

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Overview of Windows 10 64 bit System

The 64 bit system is a computer (for example, Windows 10) with 64-bit processor that are capable of more computational values, including memory addresses. For example, a 64-bit system can use 264 memory addresses. It’s actually 18-Quintillion GB of RAM. In addition, the 64-bit processor can run multiple tasks or applications smoothly at once.

So, this type of system are common used in the fields required high performance, such as, mechanical design, analysis, animation, video editing and authoring, science, and computing, etc. Of course, you can use 64-bit system according to your needs.

Windows 10 64bit

Should I do file backup or system backup in Windows 10 64 bit?

In general, a system image will include all files on the current disk, but if you cannot restore files from system backup individually. So, some users don’t know which type of backup should be done? Here, I’ll show you some ideas for reference only.

System backup can copy everything on the system drive, including the operating system, system reserved partition and other boot files, installed programs, saved files and folders. So, when your system or disk crashes, you still can restore your computer.

File backup only backup the files and folders you selected. It’s more important than fragile.  If you accidentally delete your personal files, your data will go forever without a backup. But if your system fail to boot, you can at least reinstall Windows 10 64-bit using an installation disc. Just take more time and energy.

In sum, if you have to choose a backup type, you’d better create a file backup. If not, you can choose backup files daily and backup system monthly or longer.

What is the best backup software for Windows 10?

Speaking of the best backup software for Windows 10, it needs to meet the following conditions. You can use it as a reference.

  • Support not only Windows 32 bit but also 64 bit system. A backup software has good compatibility can reduce a lots of trouble for users.

  • Have a user-friendly interface. An intuitive interface can help users understand the operation in a very short time.

  • Include all backup and restore solutions. With an all in one backup and restore software, you can backup system, disk, partition, files and restore them as needed. Also, it support file sync and clone feature as well.

  • Feature rich. The best backup software for Windows 10 64-bit is able to provide many useful features, such as, normal or high compression level, email notification, daily/weekly/monthly backup, incremental or differential backup, create bootable media, etc.

Based on the above requirements, I highly recommend you AOMEI Backupper Standard. It’s used by many users in the worldwide. You can use it without any worry.

How to backup Windows 10 64 bit effortlessly

AOMEI Backupper has no restriction of choosing destination location, so you can backup to internal hard drive, external hard drive, cloud drive, NAS, etc. However, in the event of hard drive failure, it’s recommended to backup to external hard drive or other storage device outside computer.

Here I’ll take system backup as an example and show you the detailed steps. 

1. Prepare an external hard drive, connect it your computer and make sure it can be recognized. Then, download this free backup software, then Install and launch it.

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2. Click "System Backup" under Backup tab. To backup files, click “File Backup” as instead.

If you use this program to backup system, it will automatically select the system needed files to backup, so you don’t select it manually. And there is a risk that you may ignore the hidden boot partition and result in system failure.

System Backup

3. Click where the arrow point and select the external hard drive as destination path.

Select Destination

4. Click “Options”, “Schedule”, “Scheme” to set up settings for backup task. Then, click “Start Backup” to backup Windows 10 64 bit system.

Start Backup

Useful features to make backup task simple

There are 3 useful backup features provided by this software, but not all of them are free and you can choose it according to your needs. If necessary, please upgrade to AOMEI Backupper Professional and unlock all features. 

Options: You can enable Email notication to get task results in time, saving you from waitting. You can also use normal or high compression level to compress the backup image to a smaller one.

Schedule backup: A single backup only include the items you backup at the time, thus if you want to backup the modified files and folders later, you need to enable schedule backup, such as, daily/weekly/monthly backup. At the same time, you can use incremental or differential backup to save backup time and disk space, because it only only backup changed files. instead all of them.

Backup scheme: Although your disk is very large, the disk still may run out of space sooner or later if you only backup without deletion. And manually deletion is problematic and wastes time. So, you can enable this feature and delete old backup images via a specific role.

Does Windows 10 have a built in backup program? 

Although there are many professional third-party backup software, many users still care about “Does Windows 10 have a built in backup program?”, the answer is Yes

You can use file history to backup files continuously, even add specific folders in Windows 10, please refer to Backup Specific Folders in Windows 10 Easily. Also, there is a full system backup software to help you make a copy of your Windows 10, it's Backup and Restore (Windows 7). 

Then, how to backup Windows 10 64 bit with Backup and Restore (Windows 7)? See detailed steps below.

1. Go to “Control Panel” by typing control panel in the search box and hit "OK" to run it .

2. Select “Backup and Restore (Windows 7)”.

3. Click “Create a system image”. 

Create a System Image

4. Select a location to save the backup and click Next. You have three available options in total, namely,  On a hard disk, On one or more DVDs and On a network location.  

5. Confirm your backup settings and click “Start Backup” to finish the last step. The process may take from 10 minutes to several hours, depending on the amount of data your system have and the speed of both hard disks.

After the backup process is complete, you will be asked to create a system repair disc, which can help you boot computer when it refuses to boot. It requires one or more CD/DVD disc. If you don't have any of them, you could consider using Windows 10 recovery drive to create a recovery disk with USB drive.

Drop it in the box

To backup Windows 10 64 bit, you use the best backup software for Windows 10 - AOMEI Backupper or built-in backup software Backup and Restore (Windows 7), it's all your decision. But you have to know that the later one may not work as usual and throw you error messages, just like “system image backup failed”, “the system writer is not found in the backup”, etc.

Thus, if you want a stable software with rich backup features, it's a wise choice to use AOMEI Backupper Standard. To unlock all features, you need to use its advanced version, such as, AOMEI Backupper Professional. With it, you can backup system, disk, partition, file and set backup settings like event-trigger backup, compression, encryption, backup scheme, create bootable media, etc.