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How Do I Backup Entire Computer to a Flash Drive in Windows 11? 2 Ways

Updated by Jean on May 07, 2022
Written by Gemma

Nowadays, backing up your whole system is highly essential. There are several ways you can take back up your system, but one common question people usually ask is whether they use a flash drive to back up their Windows 11 system? The answer is yes! It's possible to take the backup of the entire Windows 11 system to a flash drive. This process is called bootable backup, and this backup usually helps a lot during hardware failure, malware attacks, or operating system corruption to restore your files safely. 

If you are one of them who wants to take the backup of your entire computer to a flash drive on Windows 11, then you are at the right place. Here we will provide you exact steps to take your whole system backup on a flash drive. So read the post till the end to know the precise process.

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Two Ways to Backup Windows 11 Computer to Flash Drive 

If you want to take back on Windows 11 computer, you can try two methods: Windows 11 Backup and Restore and EaseUS Todo Backup. We will discuss these two methods in detail, but before that, let us understand these two methods clearly with a short comparison table in terms of different aspects.

Comparison  EaseUS Todo Backup Backup and Restore 
File Backup  Back up individual file or folder Doesn't support 
Backup method  Incremental, differential backup, and Full backup  Only full backup 
Schedule back up Automatic scheduled backup upon time or event  Doesn't support 
Backup Storage  USB drive, external hard drive local disk, DTP server, network share, One drive, Google Drive, Dropbox, NAS, CD/DVD  USB drive or Local disk
Image compression  Compress backup images at different levels to save disk space  Doesn't support
Restore Method  Local Restore and Universal restore  Local Restore

Backup Computer to a USB Flash Drive With EaseUS Todo Backup 

When it comes to taking Windows backup to a USB flash drive on your Windows 11 system, there are no doubt several third-party tools available that can perform this process. Still, if you are looking for a reliable and user-friendly tool, I will always recommend using the EaseUS Todo Backup.     

EaseUS Todo Backup is one of the top-rated and reputed Windows backup and recovery software that can back up your complete computer to a USB drive within few minutes with the help of some simple clicks and restore everything immediately without any issue.

Now the question is, why should you use EaseUS Todo Backup? The answer is pretty simple! Because this tool comes with many advanced features such as clone OS to HDD/SSD and backup system, which make your backup process quick and straightforward. Now you can download this tool from the button below and follow our guide to see how to back up your computer to flash drives.

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Step 1. To initiate a backup, click the Select backup contents option.

create file backup step1

Step 2. There are four data backup categories, File, Disk, OS, and Mail, click File.

create file backup step2

Step 3. On the left, both local and network files will be shown. You may extend the directory to pick the backup files.

File backup

Step 4. Follow the on-screen instructions and choose a location to store the backup.

File backup step4

Click Options to encrypt the backup with a password in Backup Options, then click Backup Scheme to specify the backup schedule and start the backup at a certain event. There are also other additional choices you may choose to tailor the backup process to your requirements.

Backup options

Step 5. The backup may be stored on a local disk, EaseUS' online service, or NAS.

file backup step4

Step 6. EaseUS Todo Backup enables customers to back up data to a third-party cloud drive as well as its own cloud drive.

If you want to back up data to a cloud drive provided by a third party, choose Local Drive, scroll down to add Cloud Device, and then add and log in to your account.

Backup to cloud
You can also choose the EaseUS cloud drive. Sign up for an EaseUS Account, then click EaseUS Cloud and log in.

backup to easeus cloud

Step 7. Click Backup Now to begin the backup process. The backup job will be presented as a card on the left side of the panel after it has been finished. Right-click the backup job to handle it further.

File backup step7

Backup Windows 11 Computer to Flash Drive via Backup and Restore 

If you want to take back up Windows 11 Computer to flash drive, then the Backup and Restore method is always an effective way to take backup. Follow the exact steps given below to perform the backup to the flash drive. 

Step 1. Open Control Panel. Once it opens, locate Backup and Restore (Windows 7).

Backup Restore Windows Settings

Step 2. Click on the Setup Backup link to start the process. In the setup Windows, select a destination drive. It is preferable to choose external storage instead of the drive on the computer.

Save Backup Settings

Step 3. Next, you need to choose to let Windows choose what files to backup, or you choose it yourself. The latter is better as you can add additional files and folders with it.

Step 4. In the review screen, check if all the included option is as you needed, and then save the settings, and start the backup. 

Once done, you can later change the backup location, backup files, and the backup schedule if you wish to change.


If you are following this post till now, no doubt you now know the process to take backup of your whole system on Windows 11. Instant system backup is always necessary and crucial to keep your data safe and secure, and you can do it easily by following the given steps above. So what are you waiting for? Start backing up your system data now with the help of Windows in-built backup and restore methods or use advanced tools like EaseUS Todo Backup to quickly and effortlessly finish your backup process.     

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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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Written by Gemma

Gemma is member of EaseUS team and has been committed to creating valuable content in fields about file recovery, partition management, and data backup etc for many years. She loves to help users solve various types of computer related issues.

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