How to Create a System Backup Image for Windows 7?

Posted by @Cherry

July 4, 2016

Windows 7 system backup is benefit for users especially when users system crashed. But the Windows 7 built-in backup and restore tool has some shortages.

Why Create Windows 7 System Backup?

Many users may think about rebuilding system when their Windows 7 has some problems. However, reinstalling the system will spend a lot of time. So, backup system before the problem come out is a wise way that you can restore from the system image. Actually, in case of the system broken, we always suggest that create a Windows 7 system backup after fresh installing it. When the PC has some trouble, we can restore the system backup, even restore to another computer, and that could save a lot of time, and you can do with other Windows operating system such as Windows XP/Vista/8/8.1 and Windows 10.

How to Create a System Backup by Windows 7 Built-in Backup & Restore?

Well then, how to do the Windows 7 system backup using the Windows 7 built-in backup & restore?

Step1. Click Start Menu > Control Panel > System Security > Backup and Restore.

Backup And Restore

Step2. Click “Create a system image” at the left interface.

Create A System Image

Step3. Choose the place where you are going to put the system backup image. You can choose another hard disk or a DVD as you want. Click “Next” to move on.

Choose Place

Step4. You can confirm the backup settings at this interface. Click the “Start Backup”, and you can wait for it patiently.

Confirm Start

Step5. It will create a system image and pop out the box to remind if you’d like to create a system repair disk, and you can click the “Yes” or “No” to choose. Thus, the Windows 7 system backup has been finished.

The operation of this backup method is simple and fast. However, this method has its shortages. Windows 7 built-in backup and restore will occupy a lot of space. The system image backup will backup the whole partition, which will produce a large image file at the same time. The system image created by Windows built-in backup tool will take a large space of the partition. Besides, the built-in Windows 7 operation is complicated and hard to understand.What’s more, if there is some problems lead the PC can’t boot, it can’t restore the system, too. What should we do when we faced this kind of problem? With the help of the third party backup software, it could be solved easily.

Simpler way to create Windows 7 system backup

Considering with the wide spread functions and the free price, I adopt AOMEI Backupper Standard to backup my Windows 7 system. Here, I will show you the very simple steps as following.

Step1. Download and install and launch AOMEI Backupper Standard. To create Windows 7 system backup, select Backup and choose the “System Backup”.

System Backup

Step2. Input the “Task Name” and choose the place to save the system backup. Click “Start Backup” to go on the task.

Save Path

Step3. After the step2, wait for the processing and click “Finish”.

Click Finish

Thus, the Windows 7 system backup has been finished.

We can see that with the help of AOMEI Backupper, the Windows 7 system backup become much simpler and easier. Hope that this article can give you a big help. And if you still have any questions about the steps of AOMEI Backupper, you can see more detailed guidance from How to Do a System Backup.