Importance of backup
“How to backup everything on my computer?”. Before talking about detailed steps, let’s see the necessity of backup first.
Computers can be said a large part of our day-to-day activities and many people have sensitive data on them, including important photos, archives and so on. If you've ever met a computer crash or data loss, you should know how it feels without doing backup before. All things are gone while nothing you can do to save them. Well, there’s no way to prevent a disaster that happens out of nowhere but there’s a way to make a preparation in advance. That is backup.
Knowing backup is important, then, what should you back up? Is it necessary to backup everything on computer? Since people use computers for various reasons, it depends. Part of users may just want to backup some personal files because they think things like operating system and programs can be installed again. However, if you don’t want to experience the time-consuming reinstallation, backing up entire computer seems a better choice.
How to backup all data?
First, there exists a built-in backup tool in Windows system which allows you to create a regular backup. Select “Back up your computer” in “Control Panel” then just follow its wizard.
However, backup features in Windows are quite limited. For example, you can not compress a image file; some invisible files won’t be backed up when you try to backup all computer files, etc. By this token, you’re recommended to employ a professional backup software equipped with more advanced utilities.
Backup everything with AOMEI Backupper
AOMEI Backupper is an all-in-one backup and recovery tool which makes operations much easier even you’re not a computer expert, supporting Windows 7/8/10/XP and Vista. Some users might ask “what if I don’t need to backup everything on my computer, but system or several files merely?”. Fortunately, it offers system backup, partition backup, file backup as well. Here, let’s see how to backup the entire disk via this software.
Install and launch AOMEI Backupper. Choose Disk Backup on the main interface.
Select the source disk in “Step 1” then the destination disk in “Step 2”. The destination can be a local storage, an external device or a network drive.
Apart from disk backup, disk clone could be another approach to backup everything on computer, which is also widely used when users replace hard drive with SSD.