How to Backup C Drive in Windows 10 to Protect System?

Posted by @AOMEI

February 10, 2015

When you encounter Windows 10 system crash, how will you do? If you backup C drive, it is easy to recover system quickly. This article will introduce you how to backup C drive in Windows 10.

Under Which Situation You Should Backup C drive in Windows 10

Recently Microsoft release Windows 10 and maybe many users start to use Win 10 operating system. Under the technology age, many people use computer to do office work and in life, users also use computer to watch movies, play game, store photos etc. A large amount of data is stored in computer. But at the same time, some virus attacks your computer; or improper operation cause system crash; blue or black screen appear; physical disasters happen; disk bad sector problem occur etc. Before all those situations, you’d better to backup C drive Windows 10 to restore system and applications, because in your C drive, many applications are here and if system crashes, you can boot system without reinstalling system and avoid data loss and reinstalling applications troubles.

Besides, when you buy computer and install Windows 10, you’d better to create a system backup for Windows 10, or if system cannot boot, you will meet a great pain in data loss. Thus, backup C drive Windows 10 owns a very important meaning.

How to Backup Windows 10 C Drive?

After knowing the importance of C drive backup, how will you do to achieve your aim? Maybe you will choose a simple, easy, quick and effective way to do Windows 10 C drive backup. You may ask which way is good? Directly copying all files and applications in C drive to another destination? The answer is no, because this way cannot ensure system will be bootable, maybe this will cause data loss. In fact, if you decide to backup C drive, we suggest choosing a third-party backup software to finish this task. AOMEI Backupper Standard is highly recommended, which is a reliable and excellent freeware for file, folder, partition, disk and system backup and recovery in Windows XP/Vista/7/8/8.1/10 PCs.

As for backing up C drive in Windows 10, it is fast and reliable with powerful function and easy-to-operate interface. Here are some instructions step by step to tell you how to backup Windows 10 system.

1. Download AOMEI Backupper Standard, and launch it. Go its main interface, and select System Backup.

System Backup

2. Then name the system backup task, and decide the backup image storage destination. Here the default is to backup system reserved partition and C drive by AOMEI Backupper. From the screenshot, you can see. In addition to the above setting, you also set more options, such as comment, encrypt, split, compress backup image, enable email notification. Besides, if you need automatic backup, Schedule Off option can help you set. Then click Start Backup.

Backup Setting

3. It is time for system backup process. After finishing all operation, please click Finish to complete the process for system backup Windows 10.

Finish

In one word, it is necessary for backing up C drive for Windows 10, and after system crash you can quickly restore system and boot it without data loss and reinstalling system/applications.

Note: In addition to support automatic backup, also AOMEI Backupper supports incremental and differential backup. And if you have need, you can make for your system.