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[2 Safe Ways] How to Backup Windows 11 to USB

Updated by Cedric on Sep 19, 2022

An Overview of Backing Up Windows 11

Windows 11 is the latest operating system supported by Microsoft. Most 2022 computers and laptops run Windows 11, and many Windows 11 users nowadays exist.

When using Windows 11, you may find that operating systems are super important to your computers or laptops and will not always run perfectly well. Maybe you are experiencing a corrupted operating system as a victim of a ransomware attack, failed to upgrade your system to the latest edition, or your Windows has detected file system corruption error.

These situations may come out suddenly and cause data loss, then you should make some adequate preparations. The best way to protect your data is to back them up. So now we will offer two tutorials to guide you: backing up Windows 11 to USB with a built-in feature and an automatic system backup tool.

Backup Windows 11 to USB with System Backup Tool

What are tools for? To help you solve the problem easier and better. EaseUS Todo Backup Home is a safe system backup tool for Windows 11 users.

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You don't have to be an excellent expert in computers. If you are just a newcomer, you can easily back up Windows 11 with EaseUS. Maybe you don't want to search for backup tutorials and follow the complex steps, and you can back up the operating system quickly with this professional backup tool. EaseUS Todo Backup also offers a clone feature to help you clone Windows 11 systems and disks with one click.

How to Backup Windows 11 to USB with System Backup Tool

Now we can back up Windows 11 to USB with this powerful backup tool. Ensure your USB drive is workable and has enough space to store the Windows 11 system image. And this tutorial is also suited for Windows 11 backup to external hard drive.

Step 1. On the main page, click "Select backup contents".

create system backup step1

Step 2. Among the four available categories, click OS.

create system backup step2

Step 3. EaseUS Todo Backup will automatically select your system partition, you only need to select the backup destination.

create system backup step3

Step 4. Both Local Drive and NAS are available for you to save the backup file.

create system backup step5

Step 5. After finishing the backup process, you can check the backup status, recover, open, or delete the backup by right-clicking the backup task on the left.

create system backup step5

Backup Windows 11 to USB with Built-in Feature

Do you know Windows 11 has a built-in backup feature? This utility is called Backup and Restore (Windows 7). If you want to back up Windows 11 to USB directly, you can try this feature. If you have no idea how to back up Windows 11 to USB with the Backup and Restore utility, follow the leads here, we'll teach you how to create a system image

Step 1. Open the start menu and type in Control Panel.

type in control panel

Step 2. You can click "System and Security" in the Control Panel window.

choose system and security

Step 3. Now click "Backup and Restore (Windows 7)".

choose backup and restore utility

Step 4. Select "Create a system image" .

create system image

Step 5. You are allowed to save the system image on the local or an external hard disk. Choose "On a hard disk" and select your target USB drive.

click on a hard drive

Step 6. Click "Next" to confirm.

click next to confirm

Step 7. Choose "Start backup" to begin. You'll be asked to create a system repair disc or not after your clicking.

click start backup


Have you created a Windows 11 system image yet? Creating a system image is a good backup strategy, and backing up important files and folders is also necessary. If you accidentally deleted files and folders or need to transfer files to a new computer, a file backup will help you get everything back quickly.

EaseUS Todo Backup is not just system backup software. And it can help you back up files, emails, and disks to local, USB, NAS, Google cloud, and Dropbox. If you have already downloaded EaseUS Todo Backup Home, explore the powerful features yourself. Don't forget to back up Windows 11 frequently.

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Backup Windows 11 to USB FAQs

We have offered you two ways to back up Windows 11 to USB, and maybe you want to know more about backing up Windows 11. We hope the questions and answers below can help you.

How do you backup your computer Windows 11?

It is better to back up your Windows 11 computer with backup software because it is faster and easier. Try EaseUS Todo backup and follow the steps.

  1. 1. Start EaseUS Todo Backup and click "Create backup".
  2. 2. Click "Select backup contents".
  3. 3. Choose "Disk".
  4. 4. Select the disks you want to back up and click "OK".
  5. 5. Decide the target destination and click "Backup Now".

How do I backup my entire computer to a flash drive?

You can back up the entire computer to a flash drive with Windows built-in utility or backup software. EaseUS Todo Backup can be a great helper.

  1. 1. Start EaseUS Todo Backup and click "Create backup".
  2. 2. Click "Select backup contents".
  3. 3. Choose "Disk".
  4. 4. Select the disks you want to back up and click "OK".
  5. 5. Decide the target destination. Choose your flash drive and click "Backup Now".

Can I back up my computer to OneDrive?

Yes, a backup tool can help you back up your computer to OneDrive directly. EaseUS Todo Backup is a professional backup tool that can back up everything to multiple devices, including OneDrive.

  1. 1. Start EaseUS Todo Backup and click "Create backup".
  2. 2. Click "Select backup contents".
  3. 3. Choose "Disk".
  4. 4. Select the disks you want to back up and click "OK".
  5. 5. Decide the target destination. Choose "Local Drive", and you can add OneDrive in "Cloud Device".
  6. 6. Click "Backup Now" to start.

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Updated by Cedric

Cedric Grantham is one of the senior editors of EaseUS who lives and works in Chengdu, China. He mainly writes articles about data recovery tutorials on PC and Mac and how-to tips for partition management. He always keeps an eye on new releases and likes various electronic products.

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