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What You Can Do with Dell Backup and Recovery Solution

Updated by Jean on May 07, 2022

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1. Dell Backup and Recovery Guide

Remove all Dell backup applications installed on the system (Dell Backup and Recovery Manager...Full steps

2. Dell Backup and Recovery Alternative Launch EaseUS Todo Backup, click "Browse to Recover"; Guide to your backup destination...Full steps

What Is Dell Backup and Recovery?

Dell Backup and Recovery is an application for Dell computers that can be used to protect your important files in just a few clicks. By backing up your data, it will be protected from virus attacks, accidental deletion, OS/software corruption, and hardware failure. The application comes in two versions, Basic and Premium.

Dell Backup and Recovery is an older service and does not come installed with newer Windows 10 computers. Its cloud service is also being phased out. However, basic data backup features still function as normal and can still be used as needed.

The application is only available on Dell computers, either as installed from the factory, or as a downloadable installation package.

How to Use Dell Backup and Recovery - Guide for Windows 8.1/8/7

For Dell computers without Backup and Recovery installed, the application can be downloaded from here. You cannot install Backup and Recovery on computers running Windows 10, however, for users looking for a powerful alternative software, we recommend that you try EaseUS Todo Backup which we will introduce in Part 3 below.

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  1. Remove all Dell backup applications installed on the system (Dell Backup and Recovery Manager, Dell DataSafe Local, Dell Data Safe Online).
  2. Run the Setup Program.
  3. Allow changes to your computer if prompted then follow on-screen instructions.
  4. Restart the system once the installation finishes.
  5. Wait for all updates to be installed.
  6. You can open Dell Backup and Recovery from Start Menu by searching for Backup then selecting Dell Backup and Recovery

If you cannot access the Operating System due to boot failure, you can still launch Dell Backup and Recovery:

For Windows 8/8.1

Press F12 during boot (startup screen) and select Dell Backup and Recovery from the boot menu.

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For Windows 7

Press F8 during boot (startup screen) and select Repair Your Computer. Then, select Dell Backup and Recovery from the menu.

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With Dell Backup and Recovery Basic, you can perform standard data backups, which will protect your important files from common issues such as accidental deletion or data loss. However, if you want to protect your system from severe issues such as disk corruption or OS crash you will need to perform a system backup. This feature is only available on the Premium version of Dell Backup and Recovery.

Another powerful feature of the Premium version is Continuous Data Protection, which will actively and automatically create backups of your files as changes are made. This will ensure that you can revert any changes made to the file by restoring a previously saved version. You will also have more flexibility when managing backups such as by scheduling data backups.

Dell Backup and Recovery Alternative for Windows 10

As mentioned above, Dell Backup and Recovery is not supported on Windows 10 or on computers not manufactured by Dell. For users looking for an alternative to Dell Backup Recovery, we recommend you try EaseUS Todo Backup, a Windows data backup tool that supports all Windows computers.

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When compared to Backup and Recovery, there are many notable advantages in using EaseUS Todo Backup to keep your important data secure, such as:

Ease of use

With its clean and easy to understand interface design, EaseUS Todo Backup can be used by any computer user without complications. Even as a beginner, you will be able to utilize many of its powerful features easily without requiring deep understanding on data backups. Additionally, we provide our users with 24/7 technical support, ensuring that any problems you may encounter while performing backups can be fixed immediately.

Better compatibility

Dell Backup and Recovery is only available for Dell computers running Windows 7 or Windows 8. However, EaseUS Todo Backup supports all computers running Windows XP or newer. You will be able to perform data backups or system backups on any system you want without restrictions.

Powerful features

EaseUS Todo Backup has many in-depth backup configurations available for you to use as needed. You can schedule automatic backups to ensure that your files are always secured. If you want to backup sensitive data, encryption is also available. To save storage space, you can compress the backup image file. You can also choose to backup to cloud storage, and much more.

Guide - How to use EaseUS Todo Backup to backup and recover a Dell computer

*Try to boot the computer with the EaseUS Todo Backup emergency disk to accomplish system recovery on a non-bootable machine..

Step 1. Click Browse to Recover to luanch EaseUS Todo Backup.

Click Browse to Recover

Step 2. Navigate to the backup location, and then select the system backup file you need. (The backup file created by EaseUS Todo Backup is a pbd file.)

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Step 3. Select a recovery disk. Verify that the partition styles on the source and recovery disks are same.

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Step 4. You may change the disk layout to suit your requirements. Then, to begin system backup recovery, select Proceed.

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Dell Backup and Recovery is a utility tool for Dell computers running Windows 7 or Windows 8. With it, users can create data backups and system backups to keep their data protected from issues, such as accidental deletion or virus attack. However, users may be looking for a more powerful alternative that is also compatible with more computer systems.

We recommend EaseUS Todo Backup, which supports all computers running Windows XP or newer. With this tool, you will gain access to many powerful data backup and restore features at an affordable price. Many advanced operations are also available such as OS migration, system backup, creating a bootable USB, and much more.

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Updated by Jean

Author Jean has been writing tech articles since she was graduated from university. She has been part of the EaseUS team for over 5 years. Her special focuses are data recovery, disk partitioning, data space optimization, data backup and Mac OS. By the way, she's an aviation fan!

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