By Cherry / Last Updated September 20, 2016

Ghost Hard Drive for Windows 8/8.1 to Avoid Data Loss

Today Windows bugs often appear, computer virus runs wild, and the conflict between software and hardware is inevitable. Besides, blue screen, illegal operation and crash also always occur. If a hard disk track damage such as hardware failures come up, this will make you very maddening. Since these disasters are unexpected, of course, the best “killer” is backup. Data is invaluable, and if you do backup in daily life, you can rest easy.

In your hard disk, there are very important office archives (.doc, .xls, and .ppt), the customer data and accounting data etc. database, some emails and so on. Also system partition and system reserved partition are necessary for backup. So much data need to be backed up; therefore, the best way is to create a backup image for the entire hard drive instead of ghost partition. If there is something wrong of computer, you can restore the data from the backup image quickly can avoid data loss. Generally, after you buy a computer and install some applications in Windows 8, you’d better ghost hard drive for Windows 8, because if computer damage, you can restore data from disk backup image to its original state.

How to Ghost Hard Drive for Windows 8/8.1?

After learning about the importance of backup hard disk, you should know how to backup hard drive. In the market, there are many kinds of backup software, here recommend one to you-AOMEI Backupper which is available in Windows 7/8/8.1/XP/Vista, Windows Server 2003/2008/2012/2012 R2. You can use this software to realize disk backup quickly and effectively for data protection. In addition to ghost disk, it also supports file backup, folder backup, system backup and partition backup. You can make schedule backup, incremental and differential backup for all these backups. How to Ghost Hard Drive for Windows 8? Please look at the below guidance. Here take AOMEI Backupper Professional Edition as an example.

Step 1: Launch AOMEI Backupper Pro. Edition and go to its main interface. You will see four option, file backup, system backup, disk backup and partition backup. Click Disk Backup to backup hard drive.

Disk Backup

Step 2: Then you can name the task name to distinguish backup if you have many backups. Then you can click Addoption to select backup source disk Disk0. Besides, it is necessary to choose a storage destination F partition on another larger disk. Next click Start Backup to ghost hard drive for Windows 8.

Backup Setting


1. In addition to these settings, also you can click Backup Options to add comments for this image, split, compress, encrypt for disk backup image. Besides, you can choose notification which can email you if you successfully finish backup.

2. As for the storage destination path, AOMEI Backupper supports backup to NAS (Network Attach Storage), external hard drives, internal hard drives, CD/DVD, USB etc. You can choose one according to own needs.

Step 3: During the backup progress, if your disk has large data, this may take more time than small data. Hard drive backup will backup every volume one by one. After finishing all operations, click Finish to exit from hard disk backup.


In one word, you only need three steps to finish ghosting hard drive for Windows 8. By it, this can save many troubles for you and avoid data loss.


In addition to disk backup can be used for data protection, also it is useful for upgrade hard disk from old to new, small to large disk. Therefore, it is necessary to backup hard drive. Free Trial AOMEI Backupper Professional Edition for 30 days!