How to Image Your Hard Drive

Posted by @Cherry

May 31, 2016

How to image your hard drive? The AOMEI Backupper will help you image your hard drive with the easiest and simplest way and it is free for Windows users.

When you want to image your hard drive?

The hard disk drives are used for storing data in our daily life. With time goes by, your data on the hard drive will increase a lot, and you may store the important data on the hard drive too. Unfortunately, it is not safe to store all data on the hard drive because there are many situations can result the data loss, such as virus attack, system crash, unstable drivers, Windows update error, etc. Once the data loss, it could be a damage to you. Considering those adverse situations, you may want to do something to rescue it, and imaging your hard drive would be the best way.

Hard drive imaging software

It is no doubt that find a hard drive imaging software should be the best way for the following cases:

  1. ● If you want to use a new computer to replace the old one without losing the data on the old computer, you can backup hard drive on the old computer to image and store it to an external hard drive, or a CD/DVD so that you can restore it to the new computer with universal restore.

  2. ● If there are some bad things happen which lead your data loss, you would like to restore the data to minimize the damage. the hard drive imaging software should be helpful.

  3. ● Using the disk imaging software also is the best way to backup your hard drive to secure all data on the drive.

Luckily, the AOMEI Backupper Standard is such a powerful hard drive imaging software that can help you with how to image your hard drive and restore it if necessary.

How to image your hard drive?

With the help of AOMEI Backupper, image your hard drive could be very easy and simple. Here you can follow the steps.

Before you do, you need prepare a space that is enough to store the data on the hard drive. You can backup hard drive to an external hard drive, or a local other drives, you can even backup to NAS (network attached storage). Here we store the hard drive image to another local hard drive.

Step1. Download the freeware, install and launch it. Select Disk Backup under the Backup tab.

Disk Backup

Step2. You will move to the interface of Disk Backup.

Backup Disk

Click “Step1” and select the disk (disk0) you want to backup.

Source Disk

And then, click “Step2” to select another local hard drive (Disk1, shown as F:\) where you should put the hard drive backup image on.

Destination Space

Step3. After choose the source hard drive and destination hard drive, you can clickStart Backup to launch the progress.

Start Backup


You can do more for imaging your hard drive, such as add some comments, set up a schedule backup. The Backup Options and Schedule in the bottom allows you image hard drive more flexible.

AOMEI Backupper is an amazing backup software that helps you know how to image your hard drive easily and is free for Windows PC users including Windows XP/Vista/7/8/10. Besides, it is also a powerful software that can hep you restore data once you need. You can also use it to backup Windows 7 system, clone Windows 10 hard drive, move operating system from one computer to antoher computer and many more.