By Jessie / Last update December 13, 2021

Windows 10 Operating System Backup

We all understand the importance of backing up operating system (OS) since there are so many reasons that can cause system failure, such as virus attacks, hard drive errors, deletion of system files, etc. Microsoft still leaves many things to perfect the new released Windows 10, so it becomes more important to backup Windows 10 operating system. 

If you keep backing up your system volume and other essential files, then you easily restore the backup to get your system and files back without worrying about data loss and spending time reinstalling Windows 10 OS and programs in the event that anything happens to your computer.

Free System Backup Software – AOMEI Backupper

Although Windows 10 has its built-in System Image Backup tool, it comes with many restrictions and it is not easy for everyone to find and operate. Luckily, here comes the best free backup software - AOMEI Backupper Standard. With its easy-to-use interface, you can create windows 10 system image backup with only a few clicks. With scheduled incremental/differential backup, you can keep your system backups updated while saving space; with universal restore you can restore your system backup to another computer with dissimilar hardware; with bootable rescue media, you can restore your system when it is unbootable. Therefore, you will no longer need to worry about system crash or hardware failure if you take backups with AOMEI Backupper. Apart from system backup, it also enables you to do disk backup.

How to Backup Windows 10 OS with Free Software

AOMEI Backupper can perform system/disk/partition/file backup to any folder on your hard disk as well as shared folder over network. In case of hard disk failure, it is recommended to backup Windows 10 to external hard drive or other non-system disks.

To perform system backup on windows 10 with AOMEI Backupper:

1. Download, install and launch AOMEI Backupper Standard.

2. Click system backup under Backup tab.

System Backup

3. Here you just need to select the backup destination as the program will choose the system partition(s) that need to be backed up automatically.

Select Destination

4. Click Start Backup to execute the system backup.

While the system backup is in process, you can still do other things with your Windows 10 computer. As one of the best software to backup Windows 10 operating system, AOMEI Backupper also allows you to restore system backup with only a few clicks. You can aslo create a system repair disk (using CD/DVD or USB drive) so can restore OS when computer fails to boot.

Besides backup and restore, AOMEI Backupper also provides clone function, which can be used to migrate OS or upgrade hard drive, and other useful utilities, such as "Explore Image" to mount an image as a virtual drive, AOMEI PXE Boot tool to load micro-system over network, etc.