Microsoft allows users to upgrade Window 7/8 to Windows 10 freely. It is a good news to all Windows users but there is a limitation. According to insider, Only one year to let users to upgrade Windows 7/8 to Windows 10. Therefore, many people intend to upgrade Win7/8 to Windows 10 quickly based on such reason. However, some errors would occur while upgrading, such as power off, or program error, and they may cause that your computer can’t boot. In order to protect your old version system, to create system recovery media for Windows 7 is a good backup way. Once system upgrading fails, you can restore system from system recovery media.
Create a system recovery partition in Windows 7
System recovery partition is one of system recovery media. Due to the fact that backup program built in Windows can’t create it, therefore, you can use the third-party software such as AOMEI OneKey Recovery to do it. Only three steps, you can create system recovery media for windows 7.
Step 1. Download and launch AOMEI OneKey Recovery. You will see the interface as the picture below like.
Step 2. Please select the first option - Backup system to AOMEI OneKey partition, and then click on “Next”.
Step 3. Please click on “Advanced” and choose a partition that has sufficient space to create a system recovery partition. After choosing, you can click on “Start Backup”.
As you see, It is very easy to create system recovery media for windows 7. Once system is backed up, there will be a system recovery partition generated in computer and it will be hidden in case it may be deleted by accident.
Backup Windows 7 system to other location
Some people would like to store system to removable disk rather than local hard disk, because it will occupy free space. If you think like that, you can consider to create a system recovery disc in Windows 7, but it needs a CD or USB flash drive.
Use built-in backup program to create a system recovery disc
If you want to use built-in program to make a system recovery disc, you can enter “Control panel” and select “System and Security”. There is “Backup and Restore” option and you can click it to see the interface like the picture below:
You can insert CD into computer, and follow the steps to backup system.
Use AOMEI OneKey Recovery to backup system
As USB flash drive or removable disk are used widely, therefore, you can use AOMEI OneKey Recovery to safely backup system to USB flash drive, and it also saves much space of local hard disk for you.
Step 1. As mentioned above, after you select “OneKey System Backup”, you will see that there are two backup ways. If you want to backup to USB drive or removable disk, you can choose the second option-Backup system to other location, and then click on “Next”.
Step 2. You can choose a partition to store Win PE image file, and choose your USB flash drive as destination. After finishing, you can click ”Start Backup”.
In technically, to backup system to other location is not to create a system recovery disc, but it is a good way to backup system. Not all computer have CD-ROM, but nearly they have USB portal. Once your computer breaks down, you can press hot key (F11 or A) to enter AOMEI OneKey Recovery, and use system image file stored in USB drive to restore system. So, it is more useful to backup system to USB drive.
In the process of upgrading Windows 7 to Window 10, you may encounter some problems to make upgrade fail. In order to protect your system, it is wise to create system recovery media for Windows 7.