How to Backup Computer Windows 7 Before Installing Windows 10?

I have been using Windows 7 for a long time, and now I have finally decided that it is time to upgrade my system to Windows 10, but I am worried that much of my data will disappear during the upgrade process. So, is there a reliable way to back up Windows 7? Thanks for your comment!

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Rel· Answered on Jan 18, 2023

Here are two methods to back up Windows 7 before installing Windows 10.

The first method needs an external hard drive connected to your Windows 7 PC and uses the Backup and Restore function of Windows.

Here are the simple steps:

Step 1. Hit Start> Control Panel> System and Security> Backup and Restore

Step 2. Click the Set up Backup option and choose the external hard drive you prepared

Step 3. Check the Let me choose option and hit Next

Step 4. Then the backup process will start 

Although it is very practical to use the functions of Windows 7 to back up data, there are also great limitations. This built-in function can only back up the data in the same drive as the operating system. In other words, if your important data is distributed in multiple drives, you will lose them if you only use Backup and Restore to back up the system.

To back up all data more completely, you can use EaseUS Todo Backup. It is a versatile automatic backup software that can back up files, disks, systems, and even APP data. With its help, you can quickly back up the data of Windows 7 to your hard drive or the free cloud space it provides and recover all data on your Windows 10 PC easily. 

Related article: How to Back Up Computer Windows 7 Before Upgrading to Windows 10 (2 Ways)

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