By Ivy / Last update December 13, 2021

Windows 10 Backup Notification

Windows 10 backup notification appears after seven days without having configured Windows Backup, or when an end-user attaches an external hard drive. If you are not create Windows 10 backup, it will keep showing the message: back up your files.


How to Enable Windows 10 Backup Notification?

If you need to the Windows 10 notification, you could go to the following steps to turn on the function:

Step 1. Press Windows logo key + R to open Run box. Then type in wscui.cpl and click OK.

Run Box

Step 2. Select Change Security and Maintenance settings from the left side.

Change Settings

Step 3. Check the Windows Backup checkbox under Maintenance messages. Then click OK.

Enable Windows 10 Backup Notification

Step 4. Close the window and then restart the computer.

Tip: You could uncheck Windows Backup to disable Windows 10 backup notification.

Enable Windows 10 Backup Email Notification

Except for Windows Backup and restore, the comprehensive free backup software – AOMEI Backupper Standard could sent you the notification immediately after the backup finished, and it will help you to backup Windows 7/8/10 operating system, individual partition, or even entire hard drive aotumatically, and prompts you with the email or SMS notification. Now, download it to have a try:

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Here are the detailed steps to Create Windows 10 system image automatically and enable email notification:

Step 1. Open AOMEI Backupper Standard after installing, select Backup -> System Backup in turn.

System Backup

Step 2. Choose a destination to save Windows 10 system backup image, it’s better to backup to external hard drive or network location.

Select Destination

You could modify the Task Name to differ from other backups;
The partitions associated with system files will be selected automatically, including system C partition, EFI system partition, Recovery partition, etc.

Step 3. To enable Windows 10 backup email notification. Please select Options -> General -> Email notification, turn on the email notification (just make it default if you do not want to receive the email). 


To configure your mailbox and email server, you could click Settings on the title bar and choose Notification -> Enable email or SMS notifications. After setting up, you could send the notification for test in advance.
For Standard edition, you could only use Gmail Server, Hotmail Server to specify your corresponding email to get the notification.
For advanced editions (paid version), you could use AOMEI SMS, AOMEI Server, Custom SMTP to configure your phone number or email to get noticed.
Notification settings: specify what conditions AOMEI Backupper will send you the notification, and choose an email form for you.

AOMEI Email SMS Notification Settings

Step 4. Customize the schedule settings with Schedule option, you could set up the Windows 10 backup task running Daily, Weekly, Monthly, Event triggers, or USB plug in, create full backup, incremental backup, etc.

Schedule Settings General

★ Tip: The last two ooptions: Event triggers, and USB plug in only available in AOMEI Backupper Professional or higher edition, please upgrade to enjoy.

Step 5. Press Start Backup>> button, choose Add the schedule and backup now or Add the schedule only to backup Windows 10.

Start Backup

Wait for a few minutes, you will get the email/SMS notification to inform you the status of the backup task when the Windows 10 backup task finished: Success, Failed, or others.

Regardless of Windows system backup, disk backup, partition backup, or real-time sync (paid version), file sync, once you set up a schedule backup or sync task, it will automatically run at the specific time, you will get the message or email from AOMEI Backupper after finishing.

How to Disable Windows 10 Backup Notification?

If you would like to not see Windows 10 Backup notification, just refer to the next steps:

Step 1. Press Windows logo key + R to open Run box. Type in regedit and then click OK.

Step 2. Navigate to the following location:


Step 3. Right click the empty space on the right. Click New and DWORD (32-bit) Value subsequently.

Step 4. Name it as DisableMonitoring. Right click it to choose Modify. Set its value data to 1. Then press OK.

Step 5. Exit regedit.

This key can’t be set to 0, otherwise it will not work.
Care must be taken to take this measure, as data loss might occur if you make a mistake in the process.


Creating Windows 10 backup automatically and get email or SMS notification after completed, it’s quite useful for all of us to protect our data without any effort. Once created, you will get the backup image file and use it someday to restore, restore to dissimilar hardware computer, or original location, it’s up to you.

If you would like to get Windows Server Backup email notification, please try AOMEI Backupper Server to enjoy.