How to Perform an Incremental Backup in Windows 7?

Posted by @Cherry

July 4, 2016

Windows 7 incremental backup and differential backup are asked by users for a long time. And this article will perform an incremental backup in Windows 7 with AOMEI Backupper.

Windows 7 Built-in Backup

Windows 7 incremental backup is no more strange to us. With the time goes by, there are more and more important files and programs on the computer. We may be reminded to backup system after installing it so that we can directly restore system when we change our PC or when the PC has some troubles. But, what about the data during the system backup to the next recovery? Backup system again? It’s no doubt that it will spend more time and space. To solve this problem, incremental backup and differential backup come out and they are very effective.

What is Incremental Backup & Differential Backup?

Incremental Backup

Incremental backup, as the literal, is only backing up the added or changed files. Incremental backup is on the basis of the last backup or the first full backup, which means each backup’s image file is based on the last image file, so all the image files are related together. If you delete a previous image, all the subsequent image files will be invalid.

Differential Backup

Different with incremental backup, differential backup is backup the data based on the last full backup. It can improve the backup speed and reduce the storage apace efficiency.

The Best Free Software for Windows 7 Incremental Backup

Although, we can backup data with the built-in Windows 7 Backup and Restore, we need to worry about the increasing data’s safety and the big image created by Windows built-in backup tool which will take up large storage space . On the other hand, the data can be damaged by virus or human error. To ensure the data safe and save more space for disk, we can find the third party software to make an incremental backup. I usually use free backup software like AOMEI Backupper Standard for its wide spread features and it can keep the data safe, what’s the most important, it takes no money. It can be the best free software to make an incremental backup.

Well then, how to make Windows 7 incremental backup with this free backup software? Let me explain you step by step.

Step1. Download free AOMEI Backupper, install and launch it. Select “Partition Backup” under the “Backup” tab. Or, you can make a full backup of disks or system by select the disk backup or system backup.

Full Backup

Step2. After the step1, you can choose the partition which you want to backup. Here, I choose backup D partition at the step1 on the interface and the F partition as the destination space. Click “Start Backup”.

Start Backup

Step3. Wait a minute that the software will backup the data automatically. Click “Finish”.

Finish

Step4. After clicking the “Finish”, we have already made a full backup. Then, we can go to the home tab, and choose the “Incremental Backup” under the “Backup” item, and it will go to the execution page to do the incremental backup automatically.

Incremental Backup

Thus, the incremental backup has been finished, and you can preview all the backup tasks by clicking the “Properties” under the “Advanced” item.

Properties

After clicking the “Properties”, all the backup tasks will show under the version. You can see the incremental backup task clearly.

All Backups

Note:

AOMEI Backupper can not only solve the Windows 7 incremental backup, but all the Windows PC operating systems such as Windows 10, Windows 8/8.1, Windows XP, etc.

AOMEI Backupper can ensure the data safe, so when you use this software, don’t worry about it. You can also adopt the differential backup for its backup is based on the first full backup. No matter the incremental backup or the differential backup, the operation steps are similar with each other. You can see more details from Free Incremental Backup and Differential Backup Software.