How to Clone Windows 10 to USB Drive

Abby Haines updated on Apr 12, 2019 to Backup and Recovery | How-to Articles

Is there any way to clone Windows 10 to USB drive

I bought a new Dell laptop coming with Windows 10 last week and installed some prerequisite applications. Now I want to clone the system to my USB drive to create a Windows 10 USB recovery drive. So I can easily restore my Windows 10 system and installed programs when system problems happened unexpectedly. Is there anyone who has a successful experience can tell me how can I clone Windows 10 to USB drive in a safe and easy way? Please help!

System problems such as system failure or system crash and data loss disaster due to various reasons always happen unexpectedly. You might be facing system & applications reinstalling and data recovery job when encountered such a situation. And both of the two jobs are not easy tasks, they usually take much of your time and efforts. But, if you have a backup file, things will become quite different. Being capable of restoring your system and data from the backup image, it can save you all the tedious job. So, it is important to regular backup your Windows 10 system and user data. But what is the easiest and safest way to do the job? Here we recommend you to clone Windows 10 to USB drive with professional cloning software and keep the cloned USB flash drive in a safe place. 

Steps to clone Windows 10 to USB drive with EaseUS Windows backup software

EaseUS Todo Backup is a professional third-party backup software which is available for hard drive partition clone. It can help you clone Windows 10 system partition to USB drive with just simple steps. So all the information on the partition including the system, the installed applications, the settings and the user data will be well kept to the clone image.  

Step 1. Connect the USB drive to your PC and run EaseUS Todo Backup. Click "System Clone". 

The current system partition and boot partition will be automatically selected.

select system clone at the very begining

Step 2. Select the destination disk - USB drive to clone system drive (system and boot partition) to.
(Here you can identify whether your USB drive storage space is big enough or not based on the source disk space.)

choose a destination to save the data

Step 3. Click on Advanced options and tick Create a Portable Windows USB drive.

Step 4. Click "Proceed" to start cloning Windows 7 to USB.

start cloning Windows 7 to the usb
 
 

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What is the difference between Clone and Backup? In what cases should I use Clone?

Clone will copy one disk to another or one partition to another (unallocated space is also supported). Usually, this option is used to upgrade the current disk by creating an identical copy. Backup will generate a .PBD image file containing the selected files or system that can be restored from the .PBD image if needed.

What is the difference between System Backup and Disk Backup?

System Backup will auto-select the system boot related partition(s) as the backup source to make sure the system image can be restored properly. Disk/Partition Backup will allow you to manually select a whole disk or speficy a certain partition as the backup source. You will get the same backup result as System Backup if you manually select the system and boot partitions with the Disk/Partition Backup option.

As a computer newbie, what features should I use to protect my computer?

You can use System Backup to back up the system and boot partitions, use Disk/Partition backup to back up the data partition and add plans to run an automatic backup. If you use the computer frequently or have software that may cause boot failure of the computer, we would suggest you back up the computer every 1 to 2 days. For other situations, you can backup the computer once a week. In addition, you can schedule File Backup to back up the files which are changed frequently.

What kind of storage service should I use to save my backup images?

EaseUS Todo Backup can save backup images to internal disks, external disks, network drives, or free cloud(Google Drive, Dropbox, and OneDrive) and CD/DVD. It is suggested to save the images to the internal/external/network drives to save time as those kinds of disks have a better read-write speed. It is suggested NOT to save the image on the source disk, because once the disk is damaged, all the files on the disk will become unavailable and you will be unable to restore the image.

As a company network administrator, what features should I use to protect our internal computers?

It is recommended that you use the SQL Backup feature to back up your company's SQL server and Exchange Backup feature to back up the Exchange server. In addition, you can execute System Backup to back up the system and boot partitions on every computer and set a plan to execute the backup once a day or twice a week to ensure that the computer can be restored timely when it has boot issues. File Backup feature can be used to back up important user data. If there are a large quantity of computers, you can purchase EaseUS Backup Center to manage the backups on the client computers centrally.

About EaseUS Todo Backup

Be it a file, system, partition, or disk, EaseUS Todo Backup will help you back up or clone the item and provide you with multiple backup plans.