By AOMEI / Last Updated October 30, 2019

Why Windows 8 Need to Back up C Drive?

I had never considered C: drive backup as a big deal till the virus first striked me on my Windows 8 computer, what I suffered was a real pain because i lost all my valuable programs and my work files in that disaster. If you have never been in the same boat with me, please be thankful and backup C drive for Windows 8 from now on.

People usually install the operating system in C drive just like i do, after the system has been used for a period of time, we are more likely to face to problems of system collapse, virus attack, disk problem as well as human errors, for this reason, we should create a complete backup of the system (usually C drive) for restoring when system crash occurs.

What is C Drive Backup in Windows 8?

Backup C: drive refers to create an image of all the data and files which located in C partition by the use of Windows 8 built-in backup tool or by the employ of third-party backup software. With the advantage of C: drive backup, you can restore the contents of Windows 8 computer even if the computer stops working. The safest option is to make NAS or an external HDD as a destination path.

How to Back up C Drive with Free AOMEI Backupper?

AOMEI Backupper provides a one-key function of system backup to make an image file for your system and boot partitions, meanwhile, it also allows users to back up C: drive by using the partition backup. We will make a demonstration of backing up your C: drive in Windows 8 by the use of "System Backup" feature.

Tips: AOMEI Backupper is also fully compatible with Windows 8.1, and the steps of backing up c drive in Windows 8.1 are the same as those to backup c drive in Windows 8.

Step 1. Free download, install and launch AOMEI Backupper and select the "System Backup" under the Backup bar.

System Backup

Step 2. The program will automatically choose C drive by default and you just need to manually choose a location (here's F:) as the destination path.

Select Destination

Step 3. Click "Start Backup" button to switch to the processing window. After that, AOMEI Backupper will automatically backup all files and data in C drive to F drive.

Now you can download this free backup software to backup your C drive for Windows 8. Besides, AOMEI Backupper supports multiple backup types, including set up a schedule to backup automatically, incremental & differential backups (supported by the Professional version) take less disk space and save your time, backup dynamic volumes, and backup GPT disk partition, etc.

This version only supports serveral computers. 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.