What should be backed up?
As most of computer users know, it’s necessary to do backups regularly. No matter you’re going to backup Gateway laptop with Windows 10/8/7 or desktops with Windows XP/Vista, what will you back up?
Based on different demands, you may choose different types of backups:
- When you intend to copy some documents only, file backup is enough.
- Since system plays an important role, in case of system crash, system partition backup can not be missed.
- Backup a specific partition.
- If you want to replace hard drive without losing data or else, apart from clone, disk backup also does the trick.
Then, how to do do backup?
Two ways to backup
Generally, there are two methods available to backup Gateway laptop with Windows 10/8/7. Use the Windows built-in tool or employ a third-party backup software.
1. Backup via built-in tool
Open Control Panel. Click Backup and Restore (Windows 7).
Then, select Set up backupand follow that wizard to create your Gateway laptop backup.
The procedure is not difficult while backup features are quite limited in Windows. For example, you can not compress a image file or some invisible files won’t be backed up, etc. By this token, you’re recommended to hire a professional backup software equipped with more advanced utilities.
2. Backup via AOMEI Backupper
AOMEI Backupper is a third-party backup software that offers various options for clone and restoration as well. As for backup, there comes system backup/disk backup/partition backup/file backup and file sync which can auto copy files from one folder to another without image file. Take disk backup as an example, let’s see how to backup Gateway laptop with Windows 10 via this tool easily. Anyway, it applies to Windows 8.1/8/7/XP and Vista of other brands of computers, too.
Download, install and launch AOMEI Backupper first. Choose Disk Backupon the main interface.
Select source disk in “Step1”. It allows you to add multiple disks at the same time.
Select destination path in “Step2”. The destination can be a local drive or an external drive or NAS.
The whole process won’t interrupt your work and as you see, AOMEI Backupper provides the easiest way to backup data for every user even you’re not a computer expert.