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Backup Computer to USB Flash Drive in Windows 10/8/7

Updated on May 30, 2018 by Brithny to Backup Utility

Summary:
Here, a step-by-step tutorial teaching how to backup computer to USB flash drive in Windows 10/8/7 is created. Try it to protect your system, data, installed programs or settings from all the disasters that might happen unexpectedly.

As a computer user, you may encounter some terrible situations at a time. Your system could crash or fail, the hard drive could be corrupted and not work properly, unknown virus or ransomware could damage or encrypt your data or a software bug could delete your important files. In this case, it is important to backup computer to protect your system and data from all the disasters that might happen unexpectedly.

Why backup computer to USB flash drive?

When it comes to backing up the computer, you might find yourself debating where to backup. Technically, you can backup computer and save the image files on PC hard drive, an SSD, a regular external hard drive or a USB flash drive. But which one is the best choice? Here we recommend you to backup windows 10 to external hard drive or USB flash drive. It allows you to restore your system, data, installed programs or settings to the backup state even your PC cannot boot after an unforeseen disaster. Next, let's see how to backup computer system and data to USB flash drive in Windows 10/8/7.

How to backup computer to USB flash drive in Windows 10/8/7

Depending on the importance of the system and data, you can choose to backup your computer to USB flash drive daily, weekly, monthly or just upon an event. EaseUS Todo Backup, a popular online computer backup software with scheduled backup option is a nice tool to manage this job. It offers full compatibility with Windows 10/8/7 and other previous Windows versions. 

To backup computer to USB flash drive. Follow these steps:

Step 1. Connect the USB flash drive to PC, launch EaseUS online computer backup software and click "Disk/Partition Backup".

Step 2. Choose the source disk you want to backup and select the USB flash drive as the destination disk where you want to save the backup image.

Choose the source and destination disk to backup computer to USB flash drive

Step 3. Click "Proceed" to save all the changes and backup computer to USB flash drive.

Note: Here if you don't want to image the whole computer hard drive, you can choose the right option in step 1 to backup system, files or applications, etc.