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How to Back up Windows System in Windows 10

Back up Windows System can prevent fom suffering the data loss. Windows 10 includes several different types of backup and recovery tools. And we’re going to show you how to back up your Windows system with the Backup and Restore (Windows 7) tool .


How to Set up a Windows Backup in Windows 10

Before you can create a Windows backup, you have to set up a backup first. Here's how:

Step 1: In Windows 10, go from Start > Settings > Update & Security.

Do backup in Windows 10

Step 2: Select Backup tab on the left side, then click Go to Backup and Restore(Windows 7) link to open Backup and Restore tool..

Go to Windows 7 Backup and Restore tool

Step 3: Then select Set up backup.

Set up backup

Step 4: Windows Backup will now start.

Start backup

Step 3: Then follow the steps in the wizard, select the location you want to save backups, then click Next.

choose external hard drive to store backups

Step 4: Select Let me choose, then click Next. Then go on Step 5.

Or if you do not want to choose what to back up, then you could click Let Windows choose, and then click Next.

choose items your want to back up

Step 5: Select the check boxes of the items you want to include in the backup. Then click Next.

Select what you want to back up

Step 6: When ready, click on the Save settings and run backup button.

Save settings and run backup

After you have set up Windows Backup on your PC, you can click the Back up now button manually create backups on demand.

Create a Back up in Windows 10

How to Create a System Image in Windows 10

It is wise to create a system image of your PC before upgrading or downgrading your system. Since system upgrade is a big risk, and upgrading may fail and result in system crash.

Step 1: Open Control Panel in Windows 10.

You can access to Default Programs from Desktop toolbar, if you've added Desktop toolbar to Taskbar.

Open Backup and Restore tool

Step 2: In the left pane, choose Create a system image, and then follow the steps in the wizard.

Create a system image

Step 3: Then select the location you want to save the system image, then click Next.

Select one location to store these backups

Tip: To create a system image of a drive, it must be formatted to use the NTFS file system. If you save the system image on a hard drive or USB flash drive, it must be formatted to use the NTFS file system.

Step 4: Confirm your backup settings, click Start Backups button.

start backup

Windows is saving the backup, just follow the instruction.