By AOMEI / Last Updated December 30, 2014

When mentioned about data protection of Windows 8, the first thing comes up to mind should be backup, and most people know what backup means. Generally speaking, backup means to make an image file, thus you won’t get into panic if something unfavorable happens. But do you know how to backup and restore your Windows 8?

In fact, backup and restore are two inseparable topics. If you want to manage them easily, you’d better seek help from professional software. Since the software market around the world offers dazzling choices, here we recommend a practical one, which is called AOMEI Backupper.

AOMEI Backupper is a general term of AOMEI Backupper Standard, AOMEI Backupper Standard for Win7, AOMEI Backupper Professional, AOMEI Backupper Server, and AOMEI Backupper Technician. Different versions are suitable for different environment. Backupper contains three main features, i.e. Backup, Restore and Clone. These features are divided into more specific aspects; you can find them as long as you click a feature. To restore Window 8 system image, Backupper Professional is recommended, which can be applied on the platform of Windows XP/Vista/7/8/8.1, both 32 bit and 64 bit.

Now let’s take a look at how Backupper Professional performs. First of all, you need to prepare a system backup image. If you have no idea about how to make one, you can refer to:"system backup", which is similar with the way to backup system of Windows 8.

Then come to the main point. Check the Home column; you see all backups are listed there, including backup type, backup time and several operational options. Click Restore to start. (If you have more than one system backup, choose the one you want to restore.)

Backup Management

AOMEI Backupper will give you a hint, asking whether you are going to do a system restore. Click YES to continue.

Confirm Restore

Then select a backup time point to restore. Note if you want to restore Windows 8 to other location, you should tick the option in the lower left corner. Click Next to go on.

Backup Point

AOMEI Backupper will show you an operation summary of what will be executed. Note System Restore covers both system partition and system reserved partition. Make sure everything is right before you click Start Backup.

Operation Summary

AOMEI Backupper will give you a second prompt, asking for the permission of restarting your computer. You are expected to click YES. Then the system restoring begins. When the progress reaches to 100%, AOMEI Backupper will reboot into recovery mode to finish restore Windows 8. The whole process won’t take long.

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It’s worth mentioning that you can also restore Windows 8 system at the Restore column. As shown in the figure below, you can select a system backup in the list box or browse a path to select an image file to start. The following process is the same as that of the former one.

Another Position

In a word, AOMEI Backupper is doing its best to simplify its operation and accelerate its speed in every aspect for the pursuit of a better users’ experience. Through countless users’ trying, AOMEI Backupper has gained great reputation all over the world. So why not download Backupper and have a try by yourself? Enjoy 30 days free trial.