By AOMEI / Last Updated May 27, 2020

Basic knowledge of ghost

Ghost (namely backup) means to copy the data in computer storage devices into other large capacity storage devices in order to deal with possible accidents such as data loss or system failed to boot. The role of the ghost is used for data restoration support. Thus, it is important to ghost Windows 10 once you upgrade to Windows 10 operating system. Ghost can be divided into system ghost and data ghost:

  • System ghost refers to backup system to prevent system file missing caused by computer virus or manual errors. System file missing can lead to a computer operating system fail to boot properly. So use system ghost to store the operating system in advance is very useful to support data recovery.

  • Data ghost refers to the user store his data, including files, databases, applications, and so on, to other places for data recovery.

Why need Windows 10 ghost image?

In this information age, with the rapid development of computer technology, Windows users are facing a lot of serious disk troubles in all Windows PC operating systems, including Windows 10. Such as virus and hacker attack (like ransomware attacks), hardware and software failures, wrong operations, etc. Most of them are unavoidable. Moreover, the question of "how to ghost Windows 10" is frequently seen on the internet. Under such circumstance, it is really of great sense for all the users to come up with a good solution to ghost Windows 10.

As far as we know, the most efficient way is to create Windows 10 ghost image with backup software. This is the most efficient way to protect our PC in order to avoid any unpredictable disaster. Backup software can help to restore disk/partition after a system crash. If we have ghosted Windows 10 in advance, we can easily restore Windows 10 to a previous state, saving lots of time than reinstalling operating system and applications.

To ghost backup Windows 10, choosing a good image backup software is necessary. Here, I would like to introduce you a great backup software to ghost Windows 10 – AOMEI Backupper Professional.

The best Windows 10 ghost image software

AOMEI Backupper Professional is an acclaimed backup, restore and clone solution for a good reason: with detailed guidance, our computer will be in a safe condition within minutes without any professor’ assistant.

  • It has a good performance in backing up system state, disks, partitions, folders and files. Provides one-click system backup and restore so that we can quickly get the task starting.

  • It offers automatic backup system and specified files daily, weekly, monthly, USB plug in and event triggers, which is also very practical.

  • It allows you to do full/incremental/differential backup for the scheduled task as per your needs.

  • Besides, it allows us to clone system, disk, and partition to get ready for possible data duplication to other computers. You can ghost Windows 10 to another computer or SSD directly.

  • Except for the above features, it owns other assisting characters, such as create bootable media, AOMEI PXE Boot Tool - it is useful if we want to universal restore numbers of computers within LAN without installing the operating system and applications one by one, etc.

This powerful software can be applied in Windows 10/8.1/8/7/Vista/XP. You can easily ghost Windows 10 64-bit or 32-bit computer with it. Now check the detailed steps in the next part.

How to create ghost image of Windows 10 step by step

Here we will take how to ghost Windows 10 64-bit computer as an example. The process is the same for the 32-bit computer. If you want to ghost Windows 10 to another computer or SSD you can refer to how to transfer Windows 10 to a new computer or migrate Windows 10 to SSD guide to make it.

Step 1: Launch AOMEI Backupper, turn to Backup tab. Click System Backup.

System Backup

Step 2: Now click Step 2 to select the destination path.

Select Backup Destination

Tips: We can edit this task name in the upper blank for better distinguish. Besides, to provide continuous protection for system, we can schedule automatic backup under Schedule button.

Step 3: Click "Start Backup". When the system backup progress bar reaches to 100%, click Finish to exit. The interface will change to Home, there we can find this Windows 10 backup.

Start Backup


Now you know how to create ghost image of Windows 10 step by step. Pretty easy, right? Now FREE download this magic backup software to guard our Windows 10 for 30 days free trial. It can be your best assistant in helping you protect your Windows 10 computer.

If you want to protect unlimited computers within your company, you can pick AOMEI Backupper Technician. With the inbuilt AOMEI Image Deploy tool, you are also allowed to deploy/restore system image file on server-side computer to multiple client-side computers over network.