Recover Your Computer from a System Image Backup

July 1, 2016

Recovering your computer from a system image backup can save your time and energy to a great extent. AOMEI Backupper is the best suitable tool for your need.

Whyrecoverfroma system image backup

Everyone loses data at some point in their lives. Your PC’s hard drive could fail tomorrow, malicious software could hold your files hostage, or a wrong manipulation could delete your important files. You can reinstall the application on your computer by downloading installation packages, but it is difficult to restore your computer to the original state which includes your system settings, files and some other significant data. One of the most effective way to backup your system is to create a system image backup. A system image is an exact copy of your operating system. It includes the drives required for Windows to run. Besides, the system image includes Windows and your system settings, programs and files. If anything bad happens to your computer, recovering your computer from the system image backup is the best way to restore your computer. You can recover your computer to the state when you created the system image. Recover your computer from a system image backup can decrease your workload to a great extent.

How to recover your computer from a system image backup?

Be convinced of the importance of creating a system image backup, it is time to consider the tool which is the best suitable for your recovery. First and foremost, the tool should have a outstanding effect in recovering computer. Secondly, you may demand the tool should be easy to use, which can save the time to learn the operation. What you care about most may be the price of the tool. After making a comparison about recovery tools in the market, we find AOMEI Backupper is the most suitable for your requirements. It can recover your computer in a high efficiency. And it is easy to use for its intellectual user interface. what’s more, you can use AOMEI Backupper for recovery without paying for it.

We suppose that we have already created a system image backup and a system repair disc. And we suppose we have backed up C drive to external hard drive. Let me show you the detail of recovering your computer from a system image backup.

Step1. Download AOMEI Backupper Standard, install it. Plug the external hard drive which stores the system image file. Launch AOMEI Backupper Standard, click Restore on the left of the page, then check the System Restore box.

System Restore

Step2. Click the Path to select the system image file.


Step3. The program will pop up a prompt which says “The program detects the selected backup is a system image, would you like to do a system restore?”. Click Yes to continue the process.


Step4. You will see an Operation Summary which indicates the operations that will be executed. Click Start Restore to begin the process. Click Finish after the restore is done.



● You can find your system image by the created time of the backups.

● If you check the “Restore system to other location” box, you can see a Partition Restore page which you can select the destination for the partition image that you wish to restore.

● You can also use AOMEI Backupper Standard to create a backup image of your hard drive.