By AOMEI / Last Updated November 6, 2019

What is Windows 7 Operating System Backup?

In Windows, operating system backup refers to back up both system and boot files. As for the Windows operating system before Windows 7, such as, XP, Vista, Server 2003, the system partition and the boot partition have been put together. So that only backing up the system drive is enough. However, as for Windows 7 and Windows 8, the users must back up both the boot and system partition. The boot partition is displayed as "system reserved partition".

Why Need to Backup Windows 7 Operating System?

Generally speaking, after the computer has been used for a period of time, some disk problems, such as, system crash, would occur to the computer. Under these conditions, many users would choose to reinstall the operating system. But as we all know, the process of OS reinstallation is complex and time-consuming. What's worse, all the applications must be reinstalled, too. So in order to avoid system and applications reinstallations, it can be the better solution to do a full backup of system drive. If there is any problem in operating system, the image file can be used to restore OS to the previous state in a short time.

Backup Windows 7 Operating System with Powerful Free Tool

After searching on Google, you can easily know that there are a lot of backup software on the market. But for the users who need backup operating system, choosing a tool low price and high efficiency is very important. As a powerful and free backup software, AOMEI Backupper can complete the task easily and perfectly. It has been added the specially designed function of "system backup", which would automatically back up the boot and system partitions together. The picture below is the main interface of this tool.

As for the backup method, it has been classified into three types: full backup, incremental and differential backup. The latter two ways can help to save more time in backing up. What's more, during the operation process, the backed up image file can be encrypted, compressed and split. In addition, this tool can do disk/partition clone, image file checking, etc.

The detailed steps of operating system backup can be seen here.

From the demonstration above, I, believe, the users must have known why to and how to backup Windows 7 operating system to some extent. So just download this backup software to have a try. It will not disappoint you!