What is Windows 8 or 8.1 System Image Backup?

At one time or another, things go wrong with computers, including system fails, hard disk dies, software collapses or important files miss, whether it’s a single file or the entire disk, data loss is totally annoying. However, if you create a system image backup before disaster happen, you don’t have to reinstall Windows 8/8.1 or use data recovery software.

Windows 8 or 8.1 system image backup is the the best way to protect your data by making a copy of the C: drive (supposing Windows 8 or 8.1 is installed in C: partition), if you do that, the Windows 8/8.1, system settings, programs, and files will be stored as an image file and it can be restored at any time even your computer stop working. Of course, you still can create a Windows 8 or 8.1 hard disk image backup instead of the system image so that all the data on your hard disk will be protected, including games, movies and music, etc.

Create a Windows 8 System Image Backup with Free Backup Software

As one of the best free backup software, AOMEI Backupper provides one-click backup system drive function for you to create a system image backup in Windows 8 or 8.1. With a clean and straightforward interface, the process is extremely easy to follow. Besides, it also supports multiple backup types, such as schedule backup which allows you to back up your system automatically, incremental & differential backups are able to take less disk space and save much time, backup to NAS device or share folder, backup GPT disk partition, backup dynamic volumes, etc. The bootable media creator enables you to make Windows PE or Linux bootable CD.

The process of creating a system image backup is very easy, even for a newbie. First of all, you should launch AOMEI Backupper, and click Backup. In the submenu, choose System Backup.

System Backup

After that, you will be shown with two steps. AOMEI Backupper will automatically choose the right source for you when executing system backup, you just need to pay attention to Step 2 when it comes to choose the destination path. Finally, click Start Backup.

System Backup process

AOMEI Backupper will finish all tasks in efficiency. Now download free AOMEI Backupper and have a try.