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Redo Backup and Restore for Windows 10

Before coming to the point, we need to get something about Redo Backup.

Redo Backup and Restore is based on Linux system, a free backup and disaster recovery software, which allows you to create an image backup without booting into Windows 7/8/10. It runs from a bootable live CD. At the same time, you can use external hard drives , USB flash drive and network shares as target drive.

Network share is a very important feature of Redo backup. This software will automatically seek out available shared files or disks when you use it to back up disk. It's convenient for you to make remote backup of individual files or an entire disk.

Aside by that, Redo Backup and recovery also includes a web browser. You can access the web to download drivers and troubleshoot your computer problems. To users who don't want to learn arcane commands, Redo Backup seems to be a great disk backup and recovery solution.

Redo backup and restore review

Every product has its own advantages and disadvantages, Redo Backup is not an exception. Here is a review for Redo backup and restore.

 Redo Backup Advantages:

• Simple graphical user interface

• Backup files/disks without booting Windows

• Compatible with Linux and Windows system

• Find network shares files/disks automatically

Redo Backup Disadvantages:

• Not burn ISO file

• Equal or larger restore location required (It can't modify the bootloader)

• Not support compression

• Slow runing speed

• Error-prone

How to use Rebo backup and recovery in Windows 10

Step 1. Download Rebo backup and restore ISO image file on a working computer and create a bootable USB drive with it. You can use Windows 10 native ISO burner or third-party tool to burn the ISO file to USB, or CD-ROM drive.

Step 2. Reboot the failed machine and the system will load a complete mini operating system with a point-and-click user interface into your computer's memory. At the same time, it doesn't write any information to your hard drive.

Step 3. Click Start Redo Backup option in the main page.

Start Rebo Backup

Step 4. Click the Backup option to create an image for your computer. To restore image, please click the "Restore" option and follow its on-screen instructions.

Redo Backup

Step 5. Select source drive, destination drive, and the specific folder to save the image. Then, name this task to distinguish clearly from others and click Next to start the backup process.

Select Source Disk

Tips on how to restore image with Redo Rescue backup and recovery:

1. Boot your computer from CD/DVD created by Redo Backup, then select Start Redo Backup and Restore.

2. Select the drive containing backup image and click Next. 

3. Select the destination drive you want to restore the backup image and click Next. Then, click Yes to confirm you want to perform this task.

That's all for how to use Rebo backup in Windows 10. It allows you to backup disks without booting into Windows when your computer fails to start. This greatly reduces the risk of data loss.

But you need to make extra effort to burn the ISO image file everytime before backing up image, and this process need to be done in a working computer. It's tedious and not a perfect way. Given that that the Redo Backup and Recovery is a live CD/DVD, so it's easily lost due to its small size and  likely to be damaged owing to human error or a hit. 

Well then, is there any easier way to backup disks without booting Windows? Fortunately, you could use the application-based backup software like AOMEI Backupper Standard to make up for this. For details, please continue to see below.

Need Redo backup and recovery alternative - AOMEI Backupper Standard

AOMEI Backupper Standard is an all-in-one backup and restore software for all Windows system, inluding Windows 11/10/8/7/XP/Vista. Thus, you can use it to backup system, disk, partition, files even if it's not bootable, and perform the corresponding restore operations. In addition, it still has some useful features.

  • Backup and restore without booting into Windows. It supports "Create Bootable Media" or "Recovery Environment", which allows you to boot computer when it's unbootable.
  • Schedule automatic backup: You can backup system, disk, partition or files at a regular interval, such as, daily, weekly, monthly.  
  • Incremental or differential backup: You are able to backup only changed files rather than backup entire system or disk. 
  • 2 compression levels: You can compress backup image with normal or high compression level to save disk space.
  • Support multiple storage. You can backup to external hard drive, cloud drive like Google Drive, network drive, NAS, etc.

In addition, this software has an intuitive interface, so all the users can easily understandard and use it as a professional. Its advanced version has more advanced features, such as, USB Plug in, backup scheme, enable encryption for backups etc. If necessary, please upgrade to AOMEI Backupper Professional to enjoy.

Backup disk without booting into Windows 10

Here you will use "Create Bootable Media" and "Disk Backup" in AOMEI Backupper Standard to backup disk without booting Windows. Before that, you need to make some preparations. 

  • Prepare a USB drive (at least 16GB) to create bootable media for your computer. 
  • An external hard drive to store backup image, either HDD or SSD. If it's not initialized, please initialze the disk in the disk management.
  • If your computer is a laptop, you still need a USB-to-SATA or USB-to-IDE cable, adapter or encloser.
  • Download AOMEI Backupper Standard, Redo Backup Windows 10 UEFI or BIOS alternative, and install it on your computer.
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Part 1: Create a bootable USB drive

Bootable USB is essential, which can help you start your computer when it fails to boot. If you are in the event of a disaster, you can create one on  another wroking computer and then use it on this computer. Now, let's get started to create bootable media in Windows 10.

Step 1. Plug your USB drive into your computer first and make sure it can be recognized. Then, open this software, click Tools > Create Bootable Media subsequently.

Create Bootable Media

Step 2. Select Bootable Disc Type: Windows PE - Create bootable disc based on Windows PE. This is the recommended option, because it contains all features provided by AOMEI Backupper Standard. 

Windows Bootable Disc

Note: If you are using Window XP or Window Vista, you need to install Windows AIK first in most cases.

Step 3. Choose USB Boot Device, and then click Next. Then, it will create a bootable USB drive automaticallym just wait patiently. 

Select USB Device

Part 2. Backup disk without booting into Windows

Step 1. Plug the bootable USB drive into you computer, and start your computer from it. Then, you will see its deep-blue interface, click Backup and Disk Backup subsequently. 

Disk Backup

Step 2. Click Add Disk > select the disk you want to backup. Then, click where the arrow point and select a backup destination to save the image file. 

Add Disk

Step 3. Click Options or Schedule to customize the backup task. Finally, Click Start Backup if there is no problem.

>> Options: You can make a comment for this task, compress image file with normal or high compression level, create pre/post-command etc.

>> Schedule: You can perform schedule backup regularly at a fixed interval, such as, daily, weekly, monthly.

Start Backup

This process may take a while to complete and it depends on how many data you have. Once the process ends, you can start to restore Windows 10 image to new hard drive, swap hard drive and boot from it.

Also, you can restore computer with dissimilar hardware with the help of "Universal Restore (supported by the professional version)" feature.

For fast recovery way, you could consider using "Disk Clone" feature to make an exact copy of disk. Then, you can directly replace the old disk and boot from it without restoring the image first.


Redo backup and recovery for Windows 10 and AOMEI Backupper Standard can help you create an image files for your computer when it fails to boot. But if you want an easier way, AOMEI Backupper will be a better choice. It not only offers you the basic backup solutions, also allows you compress backup image, schedule backup in daily/weekly/monthly, backup only changes with incremental backup etc. And trust me, it has far more features than these, and it's a powerful assistant to protect your computer. Please download it to have a try right now!