Best Way to Setup Backup Windows 10

Posted by @Ada

September 13, 2017

Setup backup is quite necessary in case of any problem happened to system or data. If there is a system crash, you can simply restore it with backup.

Best Way to Setup Backup Windows 10

Reasons to setup backup

Setup backup on Windows 10 is quite vital. It is human to make mistakes. Important files are often mistakenly deleted and emails containing viruses are accidentally opened. There’s no reason to fear these issues if you take regular backup of your systems. You can simply recover the file from a time before it was deleted, or you can restore to a snapshot taken before the virus happened.

Many reasons may cause data loss, the most common reasons are physical failure of your PC, accidental error, theft or disasters like fire, and flood. If this data were to be accidentally changed or deleted it would take much time and expense to restore it.

Setup backup Windows 10 with Windows utility

Windows 10 is a personal computer operating system developed and released by Microsoft as part of the Windows NT family of operating systems. Its setup backup is different from Windows 7. Let’s see how to setup backup on Windows 10 with Windows utility.

Step 1: To setup backup Windows 10, first select “Start button”, then click “Settings”, scroll down to find “Update and security”, you can see the picture as follows.

Update and Security

Step 2: Then click “Backup”, you can see the picture as follows.

Add a Drive

Step 3: “Add a drive”, and then choose an external drive or network location for your backups.

Automatically Backup My Files

Step 4: You can also click “More options” to setup backup time.

More Options


The procedure of setup backup on Windows 10 is clear and easy to operate. However, it’s slow and will take much time. What’s more, it will take much space. Generally speaking, it’s not advised to use for big backups.

Best way to setup backup Windows 10 with AOMEI Backupper Standard

AOMEI Backupper Standard is a free software which is able to backup data for you automatically and periodically on a regular basis. To setup backup with AOMEI Backupper Standard, you should schedule backup in advance. It provides five schedule modes: Daily, Weekly, Monthly, Event triggers and sync to backup system, pictures, and personal files and so on. There are two ways to setup backup with AOMEI Backupper Standard.

Method 1: Take system backup as an example. Click “Backup” --> “System Backup” --> click on “Schedule” and you can schedule backup on Windows 10. See picture as follows.

Schedule Settings

Method 2: Select a backup task in the “Home” screen--> click “Advanced”--> click “Schedule Task”-->set the scheduled backup. See the picture as follows.

Schedule Task


From the above, it is not hard to see setup backup on Windows 10 with AOMEI Backupper Standard is much easier and more convenient than Window utility. What’s more, it has many other powerful features which are completely free for users to use. For instance, if you want to back up changed data regularly, you can do Incremental and Differential backup; you can migrate or transfer your data with clone. If there is something bad happened to system, you can also use AOMEI Backupper Standard to restore it. Just set up backup from now on.