How to Ghost Windows 10 Operating System and Applications Easily?

Posted by @AOMEI

May 21, 2019

The question of how to ghost (namely backup) Windows 10 can be frequently seen on the internet. Have you got any solution? If not, you can find one by reading this article.

Basic knowledge of ghost

Ghost (namely backup) means to copy the data in computer storage devices into other large capacity storage devices in order to deal with possible accidents such as data loss or system failed to boot. The role of the ghost is used for data restoration support. Thus, it is important to ghost Windows 10 once you upgrade to Windows 10 operating system. Ghost can be divided into system ghost and data ghost:

  • System ghost refers to backup system to prevent system file missing caused by computer virus or manual errors. System file missing can lead to a computer operating system fail to boot properly. So use system ghost to store the operating system in advance is very useful to support data recovery.
  • Data ghost refers to the user store his data, including files, databases, applications, and so on, to other place for data recovery.

Why need to ghost?

In this information age, with a rapid development of computer technology, Windows users is facing a lot of serious disk troubles in all Windows PC operating systems, including Windows 10. Such as virus and hacker attack (like ransomware attacks), hardware and software failures, wrong operations, etc. Most of them are unavoidable. Moreover, the question of "how to ghost Windows 10" is frequently seen on the internet. Under such circumstance, it is really of great sense for all the users to come up with a good solution to ghost Windows 10.

As far as we know, the most efficient way is to ghost Windows 10 with backup software. This is the most efficient way to protect our PC in order to avoid any unpredictable disaster. A backup software can help to restore disk/partition after system crash. If we have ghosted Windows 10 in advance, we can easily restore Windows 10 to a previous state, saving lots of time than reinstalling operating system and applications.

To ghost backup Windows 10, choosing a good image backup software is necessary. Here, I would like to introduce you a great backup software to ghost Windows 10 – AOMEI Backupper Professional.

Windows 10 system image software

AOMEI Backupper Professional is an acclaimed backup and restore solution for a good reason: with detailed guidance, our computer will be in a safe condition within minutes without any professor’ assistant. It has a good performance in backing up system state, files, folders, partitions and disk.

AOMEI Backupper provides one-click system backup and restore so that we can quickly get the task starting. Besides, it allows us to clone system, disk and partition to get ready for possible data duplication to other computers. Meanwhile, AOMEI Backupper offers automatically backup system and specified files daily, weekly, monthly, and event triggers, which is also very practical. Except the above features, it owns other assisting characters, such as create bootable media, AOMEI PXE Boot Tool - it is useful if we want to universal restore numbers of computers within LAN without installing the operating system and applications one by one, etc. This powerful software can be applied in Windows 10/8.1/8/7/Vista/XP.

The following are step-by-step guidance:

Step 1: Launch AOMEI Backupper, turn to Backup tab. Click System Backup.

System Backup

Step 2: Now click Step 2 to select the destination path.

Tips: we can edit this task name in the upper blank for better distinguish. Besides, to provide continuous protection for system, we can schedule automatic backup under Schedule button.


Step 3: When the system backup progress bar reaches to 100%, click Finish to exit. The interface will change to Home, there we can find this Windows 10 backup.


Pretty easy, right? Now FREE download this magic backup software to guard our Windows 10 for 30 days free trial.

If you want to protect unlimited computers within your company, you can pick AOMEI Backupper Technician. With the inbuilt AOMEI Image Deploy tool, you are also allowed to deploy/restore system image file on server-side computer to multiple client-side computers over network.