By Delia / Last update December 13, 2021

Necessity of hard drive backup

Getting a free hard drive backup for Windows 10 is an ideal and cheap way to protect your data. Actually no matter which system you’re using, there exists many reasons that could lead to data loss such as system crash, virus attack, human mistake and so on. If you've ever met a computer crash, you should know how it feels without doing backup in advance. So it’s very necessary for every computer user to prepare a hard drive backup. Then, how to do?

Backup with built-in tool in Windows 10?

Windows 10 has a built-in tool for backup but it doesn’t offer a hard drive backup option. What’s more, it only backs up partitions formatted as NTFS file system. By this token, you need one third-party software to help you. Among numerous backup software on the market nowadays, which one should you choose? Well, AOMEI Backupper Standard version, a free hard drive backup for Windows 10/8/7/XP and Vista, which can also do restoration, clone, etc as well is definitely worth a try. With a concise interface and easy-to-operate advanced features, backing up will be a piece of cake even for a computer newbie. You’re able to find how to backup up Windows 10 hard drive from following steps.

Steps of backing up Windows 10 hard drive via AOMEI

  • Download the free hard disk backup software. Install and launch it.

  • Click Disk Backup on the main interface. Of course, for some users who don’t intend to backup the entire disk, you may backup Windows 10 system partition only.

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  • Select source disk in “Step 1” and a destination path in “Step 2”. You can backup Windows 10 to USB/DVD to create a bootable device or backup to network drive or anywhere else based on your demands.

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Tips: More backup options are available in the bottom as you see which enables you to set encryption, intelligent sector, schedule backup, etc.

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  • After finishing all settings, click “Start Backup” to execute the operation.


Having this best free hard drive backup software for Windows 10, you don’t need to worry about losing data anymore! If computer crash happens one day, you can also use AOMEI Backupper doing a restoration to rescue your data with backup image files.