By Ivy / Last Updated July 1, 2020

What is a 64 bit System?

The 64 bit system is a computer 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.

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 as.

  • Provide extra features and can get rid of problems. The best backup software for Windows 10 64-bit still need extra features that can solve problem for users, such as, compression and splitting, encryption, 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.

Backup Windows 10 64 bit with AOMEI Backupper

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.

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

Tips: As shown in the above picture, there are 3 available options in the bottom. But what do you need? Here I’ll explain some useful features for you. 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.

Enable encryption for backup. If you are business users, you may need to password protect important data, such as, the trade secret of a computer.

Monthly backup: Single backup cannot keep the status of a computer up-to-date. Because the old backup will not include the newly installed apps and modified files and folders. Thus, you need to do a schedule backup, such as, monthly.

Incremental or differential backup: Schedule backup can help you to restore system to the latest status, but it will take much backup time and disk space. To solve this problem, you can use incremental backup or differential backup that only backup changed files.

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 backups via a specific role.

Backup Windows 10 64-bit with Backup and Restore (Windows 7)

Beside third-party backup software, some users are still willing to use the built-in backup utility Backup and Restore (Windows 7). It’s free of charge.

To backup Windows 10 64-bit system, just go to “Control Panel” > “Backup and Restore (Windows 7)”, then click “Create a system image”, select a location to save the backup and click Next. Now, you are almost done. The last step is to click “Start Backup”.

Create a System Image

Drop it in the box

Reading here, you may already know how to backup Windows 10 64 bit with the best backup software for Windows 10 - AOMEI Backupper. It not only supports all backup and restore solutions, but also has extra features that can bring you much convenience, such as, event-trigger backup, compression, encryption, backup scheme, create bootable media, etc.

Beside this software, you can also use Backup and Restore (Windows 7) that can help you backup system as well. However, it 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.

If you still don’t have a backup, you can download AOMEI Backupper and backup system, disk, partition or files as you like.