Why need to create disk image?
As We all know that some data in Windows 10, such as your accounts, bookmarks, and preferences, are not saved as a file, so it is not enough to just create a copy of all your files and folders. If you want to be able to restore all your system, settings, and everything, you can create a disk image in Windows 10, which will backup your entire disk including OS, accounts, bookmarks, and preferences, etc. Provided that you have more than one OS installed on your hard disk, it is also a good choice to create one backup image for all your systems with disk backup. If you backup your hard disk offsite (away from original source), you can restore everything back to the point of time that the backup was made in the event of computer failure. Is there any free disk imaging software for Windows 10 that will create disk image?
Freeware to create disk image backup
Windows 10 comes with many backup solutions, but none of them can create a full disk image backup. Fortunately, AOMEI Backupper Standard, a freeware for Windows 10/8.1/8/7/XP/Vista, can create image of hard disk windows 10 including hidden partitions effortlessly. AOMEI Backupper supports many file systems, like: NTFS, FAT32, FAT16, EXT2, EXT3 and storage devices including external hard disks, solid state drive (SSD), USB flash drives, thumb drives, network attached storage (NAS), hardware RAID, dynamic disks, etc.
It allows you to restore disk image backup between GPT disk and MBR disk, it enables you to perform dissimilar hardware restore, and it permits you to restore when your system is unbootable via bootable media or AOMEI PXE Boot tool.
Create Windows 10 disk image with AOMEI Backupper
For the concise design of AOMEI Backupper, one can easily create a disk image backup without needing any help. Let’s see how it works:
1. Download this freeware. Install and launch it.
2. Select Disk Backup under Backup tab.
3. Click Step 1 to choose the disk to be backed up and click Step 2 to choose a location to store the disk image backup. Although it supports backing up to critical volume, it’s recommended to keep the backup offsite.
4. View the backup settings. If no problems, click Start Backup to begin the backup. This process won’t affect your work.
After knowing how to create disk image in windows 10, to restore disk image can also be realized with a few clicks. Besides, you can also use Disk Clone to create a copy of your hard disk without imaging.