Create Windows 10 Backup System Image for Free

Abby Haines updated on Aug 11, 2019 to Todo Backup Resource | How-to Articles

Windows 10 system image backup utility (named File History) is still alive. So? File History vs backup software, who is going to win in creating a Windows 10 backup image?

Why you need to keep at least one system backup at hand

Have you ever encountered problems such as operating system failure? If something goes wrong with your Windows 10, you have to re-install the operating system to fix the error. It usually takes a lot of time and efforts. Sometimes especially when you have completely no idea about how to manage Windows re-installing job, you might have to turn to a computer repair company and pay for dollars to get the job done.

I don't know if you have ever tried to find a more convenient solution. Actually, things can become much easier as long as you create a Windows 10 backup system image. You can directly restore your Windows 10 system from the previous backup image whenever you come across a system problem. It is just several simple clicks.

We got you the best Windows 10 backup image software

You may think that it is difficult to create a Windows 10 backup system image. I just want to say it is truly an illusion. EaseUS Todo Backup Free will tell you how easy it is! The program is a fast and easy-to-use backup software that compatible all Windows versions. It allows you to back up your system, the whole hard drive or partition, personal data and installed applications with simple steps. Now you can follow the step-by-step guide to create a Windows 10 backup system image with this free software.

How to create a system image for Windows 10

It takes you a few simple clicks to create a full system backup image on your currently running Windows 10 via the "System Backup" feature in EaseUS Todo Backup.

Step 1. Launch EaseUS Todo Backup and click "System Backup", which is used to create a full Windows 10 system image.

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Step 2. The software detects your current operating system automatically. This way ensures that all the critical Windows 10 system files have been selected. And all you need to do is to choose a backup location that is available.

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To backup Windows 10 to an external storage device, you must ensure that the storage device has been correctly connected to your computer in advance. Click the "Browse" button in the "Destination" area, you can choose the connected hard disks as a backup location. Also, the software supports many more paths to save your Windows 10 backup, including the cloud devices of OneDrive, GoogleDrive and DropBox, and Network/NAS devices.

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Step 3. Once the backup location is confirmed, you can set an automatic backup schedule by turning on "Schedule" and encrypt your backup by clicking the "Backup options" as well.

Click "Proceed" to start immediately imaging your entire Windows 10 operating system with EaseUS Todo Backup!

 
 

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Frequently Asked Questions

Why choose EaseUS Todo Backup?

"The easiest way to protect your data and system files."techradar

"EaseUS Todo Backup Free is one of the most popular free data backup applications available. This software offers a myriad of features and is extremely user-friendly. It provides a full system backup, meaning you can back up your entire operating system."TopTenReviews

"EaseUS ToDo Backup Home is a great backup program, well suited to the home and SMB space."PCWorld

What is the difference between Clone and Backup? In what cases should I use Clone?

Clone will copy one disk to another or one partition to another (unallocated space is also supported). Usually, this option is used to upgrade the current disk by creating an identical copy. Backup will generate a .PBD image file containing the selected files or system that can be restored from the .PBD image if needed.

What is the difference between System Backup and Disk Backup?

System Backup will auto-select the system boot related partition(s) as the backup source to make sure the system image can be restored properly. Disk/Partition Backup will allow you to manually select a whole disk or speficy a certain partition as the backup source. You will get the same backup result as System Backup if you manually select the system and boot partitions with the Disk/Partition Backup option.

As a computer newbie, what features should I use to protect my computer?

You can use System Backup to back up the system and boot partitions, use Disk/Partition backup to back up the data partition and add plans to run an automatic backup. If you use the computer frequently or have software that may cause boot failure of the computer, we would suggest you back up the computer every 1 to 2 days. For other situations, you can backup the computer once a week. In addition, you can schedule File Backup to back up the files which are changed frequently.

What kind of storage service should I use to save my backup images?

EaseUS Todo Backup can save backup images to internal disks, external disks, network drives, or free cloud(Google Drive, Dropbox, and OneDrive) and CD/DVD. It is suggested to save the images to the internal/external/network drives to save time as those kinds of disks have a better read-write speed. It is suggested NOT to save the image on the source disk, because once the disk is damaged, all the files on the disk will become unavailable and you will be unable to restore the image.

As a company network administrator, what features should I use to protect our internal computers?

It is recommended that you use the SQL Backup feature to back up your company's SQL server and Exchange Backup feature to back up the Exchange server. In addition, you can execute System Backup to back up the system and boot partitions on every computer and set a plan to execute the backup once a day or twice a week to ensure that the computer can be restored timely when it has boot issues. File Backup feature can be used to back up important user data. If there are a large quantity of computers, you can purchase EaseUS Backup Center to manage the backups on the client computers centrally.

About EaseUS Todo Backup

Be it a file, system, partition, or disk, EaseUS Todo Backup will help you back up or clone the item and provide you with multiple backup plans.