Backup Computer installed Windows 8/8.1 with File History

Windows 8/8.1 has more features compared with the previous operating systems. It includes a new backup tool called File History. You can open Control Panel, click System and Security, select File History to turn on it, and then, you can backup every file of your computer.

File History can backup every file including Documents, Videos, Pictures, Music and other folders. It can backup files automatically which you can setup under the “Advanced Settings” from the left edge of the window. Once you turned on this program, Windows 8/8.1 will start backup immediately. It won’t do anything until you tell it to begin running.

We backup our computer to keep the data’s safety. Windows 8/8.1 operating system cannot promise that accident won’t happen. Once the system broken, or the computer crashed, that would make you suffer a big damage, except you backed computer before.

Backup computer, means backup the whole hard disk for it. Although File History can backup files for computer, it still has many limitations. For example, if you don’t know File History, you cannot use it in a right way. That would make things a little bit complex and maybe make troubles for you. Then, how to backup Windows 8/8.1 computer in a simple way?

Backup Windows 8/8.1 Computer with AOMEI Backupper

If you want to backup Windows 8/8.1 computer easier and simpler, you can find backup software like AOMEI Backupper Standard, which is free and has great powerful features. It can backup the whole hard drive disk in a few steps. The friendly interface will guide you step by step.

Step1. Download AOMEI Backupper Standard, install and launch it. Click Backup and select Disk Backup.

Disk Backup

Step2. You will move to the main interface of Disk Backup. Here you can select the disk that you want to backup and the destination space. You can backup to an external hard drive, or backup to NAS. After choosing the source disk and destination space, you can click Start Backup to prompt the progress.

Backup Disk

There are two options that you can use. The Backup Options is for you to setup more details, such as if you want to setup a password for the backup image, or want to add a comment for it, you can click it to set up.


You can click Schedule to setup more. Click it and you can see there are two tabs, General and Advanced. You can make an automatic backup under the General tab, for daily, weekly, monthly backup. If you want to do a full backup or incremental/differential backup, click Advanced and check the button.


Step3. After all the settings, you can click Start Backup to start the progress. And after it reaches 100%, click Finish to end up it.

Backup Finish

Backup Windows 8/8.1 computer with AOMEI Backupper can operate like we mentioned above. Actually, it still adjusts to other Windows PC operating system, such as Windows XP/Vista/7/10. AOMEI Backupper can help you a lot in other aspects. It has more than backup utilities. You can also use it to create a bootable media, and make a universal restore, and so on. You will find it is a great powerful software for Windows OS.