Best Way to Image Windows 10 System to New Hard Drive

Posted by @Cody

April 12, 2016

How to image Windows 10 to new hard drive? As a freeware, AOMEI Backupper Standard helps you create system image backup for Windows 10/8.1/8/7/XP/Vista.

Image Windows 10

Losing data of your computer is devastating. Even if you can recover them, the procedure must be exceedingly difficult. System crashes and hardware error, which are unpredictable and unpreventable, may cause your losing your operating system (OS), applications, files, and other data. How can you easily get your data back when any issues occur to your computer? The best way is to backup your system, so you can restore your computer to a previous state with all the files, system, and programs function normally. As the stability of Windows 10 is still being questioned, to image Windows 10 to a new hard drive is quite necessary. Additionally, creating a system image backup won’t cost you much, but you may find it a real life saver sometime.

System image backup software for Windows 10

As a freeware for Windows 10/8.1/8/7/XP/Vista, AOMEI Backupper Standard allows you to create system image backup on Windows 10 with many professional options. It provides high level compression technology and full/incremental/differential backup with a schedule, so you can keep multiple versions of system backups while saving space; it supports many files systems and storage devices, so you won’t need to worry the backup cannot be performed; it brings concise interface and design, so you can easily image Windows 10 to other hard disk without anyone’s help.

Create Windows 10 backup to new hard drive

Before the backup, you need to prepare a new hard drive and create a bootable rescue media in the event of system nonfunctional. If you don’t have removable devices to create bootable media, you can also create a recovery partition with a boot option at the startup.

To image windows 10 to new hard drive:

1. Download the free software. Install and launch it.

2. Select System Backup under Backup tab.

System Backup

3. Click Step 2 to select a location on the new hard drive to store the Windows 10 image backup as the program will automatically select the needed partitions to be backed up.

Start Backup

4. Click Start Backup to begin the process if all is well set. It will create a snapshot before backup start, so it won’t affect your work.

To restore the Windows 10 image backup with AOMEI Backupper is also quite simple. It allows you to restore to a computer with dissimilar hardware, it enables you to selectively restore files from the backup by mount the backup as a virtual drive, and it permits you to perform offline restore via bootable media or AOMEI PXE Boot Tool. Besides backup and restore, AOMEI Backupper also allows you to clone hard disk to SSD in order to transfer Windows 10 to an SSD.