Why Need to Backup Windows 10 Laptop?
Usually, when Windows 10 has been used on Dell, Lenovo, HP, Acer or other brand laptop, the users may face the problem of system crash caused by virus, hardware failure, or other problems which may prevent system from working normally. If the disaster happens on you, you need to reinstall system. It is well acknowledge that installing system is a time consuming work that nobody want to meet. Furthermore, when you reinstall system, you need to type product ID, but most of users have forgotten it or even you remember it; it may not work. Therefore, in order to be relaxation when your system is crashed, you should backup Windows 10 in your laptop in advance.
Ways to Backup Windows 10 Laptop
Windows 10 File History
File History is a built-in tool in Windows 10, which allows users to create system image, backup files and so on. You can enter this tool by clicking "Start Menu" and then type "Control Panel" and then choose "Save backup copies of your files with File History". And then click "Create image backup" in the following picture.
AOMEI Backupper Standard
AOMEI Backupper Standard is data loss prevention software which protects data being lost for PCs or laptops. It allows you to backup system with simple steps. Compared with File History, this software allows you to compress the size of image files, split a large backup into multiple smaller files, backup data without interrupting operations in progress.
Before you do:
You had better do a system clean and delete useless temporary files. Because the more applications are installed on system drive, the bigger image files will be, so does the storage space required by the image file. Furthermore, when you need restore system, all these useless files will be restored, too. Therefore, it is important to keep the system clean before backup.
Step1: Download, install and open AOMEI Backupper Standard. Click Backup on the left side of the interface and then choose System Backup
Step2: This software will regard system partition as target automatically, so just choose a destination and then click Start Backup.
"Backup Options" (optional) can be set depended on your own requirements. It includes the functions of adding comments for image to distinguish from other images, compressing, encryption, splitting image file, VSS and so on.
Step3: When the progress gets 100%, please click Finish to exit the operation.
Actually, besides backup Windows 10, AOEMI Backupper Standard allows you to do file backup, disk backup, partition backup, schedule backup, incremental/differential backup and more other useful features. It is a complete free backup software for you.