Windows 7 Professional/Home Premium Backup to Network Drive

April 10, 2019

How to backup Windows 7 Home Premium/Professional to network drive? This guide will tell you how to make it step by step.

Can you backup Windows 7 Professional/Home Premium to network drive?

Backing up computer is one cumbersome job, and it’s also time-consuming. But it’s one of the most important things for a computer user. A backup can help you get computer back to normal quickly when you encounter various problems, like an unexpected system crash.

As a Windows 7 user, you find there’s one Backup and Restore option that can help you create a system image as well as backup the selected libraries/folders. Meanwhile, to save your computer storage space, you are planning to backup your computer to a network drive. However, you just find that there is no option to select the network drive as the destination and why?

The Windows Backup and Restore is indeed a great utility, but it only allows users to backup files to network drive in Windows 7 Ultimate or above version. In other words, it seems that there is no way to backup your Windows 7 Professional/Home Premium to network drive because it does not offer this feature for you. Then, is there any other solution that can help you finish the job?

The answer is YES. One free Windows backup tool named AOMEI Backupper Standard can help you backup your Windows 7 Professional/Home Premium to network drive easily and quickly. Just keep reading to learn more info.

Tool you will use to backup Windows 7 Professional/Home Premium to network drive

AOMEI Backupper is one comprehensive backup tool for Windows users, which offers various backup options that can meet all your needs in different situations. It can help you backup Windows 7 Professional/Home Premium to network drive without effort. The following are its outstanding features.

  • Various Backup Solutions. It helps you backup anything you concerned, including the system, disks, partitions, folders, and files.

  • Different Backup Modes. It offers Full Backup, Incremental Backup and Differential Backup for you to better manage backups.

  • Schedule Backup. It allows you to set a custom scheduled backup, and then it will automatically backup Windows 7 to network drive daily/weekly/monthly. Thus, you won’t worry about forgetting to backup some files one day.

  • Backup to Different Destinations. It enables you to backup your Windows 7 to network drive. Besides that, you can also choose to backup to your disk, a USB flash drive or a cloud drive.

In addition, AOMEI Backupper is quite easy to use. Its interface is user-friendly and the timely notification will guide to complete the backup in minutes. Just download and install AOMEI Backupper on your computer and follow the steps to backup your Windows 7 Professional/Home Premium to network.

Steps to backup Windows 7 Professional/Windows 7 Home Premium to network drive

Step 1. Launch AOMEI Backupper on your computer > Click Backup option and here we choose File Sync as an example.

Select File Sync

Step 2. Name the Task > Click Add Folder to choose the data you want to backup.

Select Folder

Step 3. Click the “Step 2” column and choose Share/NAS.

Select Share

Step 4. Click Add share or NAS device > Fill the blanks with accurate information and click OK to continue > Choose the destination path and click OK.

Select Destination

Step 5. Click Schedule to create the schedule task. You can choose to make a backup daily/weekly/monthly > Finally, click Start Sync to make it.

Start Sync


1. You can click Backup Options to set the compression level for the backup.

2. There are three more features in Schedule: Event triggers, USB plug in and Real-time Sync. They are available in AOMEI Backupper Professional. You can also download the trial version to explore it by yourself.


As you can see, AOMEI Backupper can help you backup Windows 7 Professional/Home Premium to network drive easily. And it can also help you make a restore quickly when your computer goes wrong.

Besides the backup & restore function, AOMEI Backupper also supports disk cloning. It can help you clone hard drive to the new HHD/SSD in a few clicks. In a word, AOMEI Backupper can always insure the safety of your computer data. Just give it a try.