How to Create backup of Windows 10

Aamir Khan

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create backup of windows 10

If we are online, we can’t say we are safe from hackers and data stealers. Such agents always look around to steal our precious data and hack our whole systems. So we are always at high risk of data loss. We should create a backup of Windows 10 if we are using Windows 10 operating system.

For some time, we supposed that if we take necessary measures and make our data safe online, then we are not sure that our hardware will not be crashed. Hardware failure causes significant data loss, highlighting it as a major problem. There are also some third-party software and also Microsoft Defender that can save us from online attacks from hackers. But there is another possibility of data loss due to hardware failure. Losing a year’s worth of valuable data is a heartbreaking consequence of a corrupted hard drive. So our essential data is always at risk if we don’t have its Backup.

By creating a Backup of windows 10, we can be saved from severe data loss if something happens wrong in the future. After creating a Backup, you can save this data to your external drive and on cloud storage using different third-party software. Creating a Backup for windows 10 is simple and easy using the free System Image Backup tool bundled with Windows 10. This nifty tool creates an all-encompassing backup of your entire system, comprising the Windows 10 installation, personal files, settings, and apps. You can restore your system image in case of hardware or software issues, with peace of mind knowing your data is safe and sound.

Create Backup of Windows 10

Using Windows 10 backup tool, you can easily create the back and save it to several locations, like network drives on the Cloud or on, external hard drives or even pen drives.

To create a Backup of windows 10, follow these steps carefully;

  • Click the Windows icon and type go to Update & Security.
  • In the side panel, click on Backup.
  • Windows offers the option Add a Drive or create a full system backup by clicking Go to Backup and Restore (Windows 7).
create backup of windows 10

When storage space is limited, customized backups can be a practical solution. We recommend a full system backup for optimal security. Click on Go to Backup and Restore (Windows 7). Click on Create a System Image on the left. Choose the desired storage location for the Backup, such as an external hard drive or a network drive, for enhanced security. It’s also possible to save the Backup on the internal hard drive, but external storage is preferable for straightforward disconnection and secure storage.

create backup of windows 10

You can also have other drives backed up with C drive to save your other data, files, apps, and current windows settings. You will see Drive C is preselected, then click next and start the backing up process; it will take much time, depending upon your external drive performance and the amount of data you are backing up.

Restoring the Backup

After the backup is done, you can restore the Windows OS files, settings, and apps whenever you want. If there is no error with windows booting, follow the steps below to restore your PC.

  • Access for Update & Security, then click enter.
  • Click on more Options.
  • Scroll to the end of the page and click Restore files from a current backup.
  •  Select the files and folders you want to restore, then click Restore.
create backup of windows 10

If the above process doesn’t work and you cannot boot windows 10 or use a different drive to restore data, you need to boot the device using Windows 10 USB installation media. Following Microsoft’s website instructions, you can create a Windows 10 USB installation media on a working Windows PC. Once ready, connect it to your computer along with the Backup drive. Ensure you set the Windows installation media as the boot device in the system BIOS.

create backup of windows 10
  • Restart your system till it reaches the “Windows installation screen.”
  • Select language, Time and Currency Format, and Keyboard Input. Then click Next.
  • Click the Repair your computer option, which appears towards the bottom-left corner of the Windows setup screen.
  • Then click the Troubleshooting option.
  • Click on System Image Recovery, which appears under the Advance options menu.

Windows will then open a Re-image your computer wizard. Click the Use latest available system image and then, Next to start the recovery process. If you want to restore an older copy, click the Select a system image option.

Once you have done all the above steps, your pc or windows will restore data. It will depend on how much data you are restoring and your pc hardware. Once done, go to Settings > Updates & Security > Check for Updates to check updates for your windows built.

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