Can You Do System State Backup in Windows 10?

Posted by @Ada

June 1, 2017

The System State Backup should be part of your Windows Server backup plan and preparation for a disaster recovery. But can you do system state backup in Windows 10?

The System State contains the operating configuration files. Before you install a driver, patch or program on your server. Consider, what will be your fall back position if the operating system crashes. The answer is you should create a System State backup which you could use to recover in case of a problem. For the sake of all data and information's safety, we need to do system state backup in Windows 10  in advance.

What does system state data include?

System state data is comprised of the following files:

The registry.

Sysvol (on a domain controller only).

Cluster database (on a cluster node only).

Active Directory (on a domain controller only).

Component Services Class registration database.

Performance counter configuration information.

Certificate Services (on certification authority only).

Boot files, including the system files, and all files protected by Windows File Protection (WFP).

Reasons to backup system state

It’s said that Windows 10 may be the last system released by Microsoft, no matter this is true or not, we have enough reasons to backup Windows 10 system state. Generally speaking, many reasons can lead to the system problems, like virus or hackers' invasion, deleting system files unwittingly, system's instability, line fault and other human errors, etc. No matter how careful we protect, system's security still can not be one hundred percent guaranteed. Only if one of them happened, the system may be damaged. So for the sake of all data and information's safety on Windows 10, we need to backup its system state in advance. Otherwise, we will have no other choice but reinstall the OS if we encountered the system problem. That will be a hard and time-consuming job.

Can you do system state backup in Windows 10?

In some systems, like win2003, there is an option of system state backup which you can take system state backup directly, but this is not for Windows 10, Windows 10 does not have the option of system state backup. That is to say, you can not take system state backup in Windows 10. What can we do if we want to take system state backup in Windows 10? Although Windows 10 does not have the option of system state backup, it has system backup. We can backup system to replace system state backup, what should we do is to take a little more time and gain a full and complete system backup.

To prolong the Service Life of Windows 10 and protect it from system crash, we can also use AOMEI Backupper Standard to backup system. It quite easy to operate, even you are not an IT expert, you can do it easily by yourself. Just download and have a try.

Here is a screenshot of its main interface, take a look at it.

System Backup

AOMEI Backupper Standard is an all-in-one backup, sync, recovery and clone software which is free, the easiest and faster for users. In addition, AOMEI Backupper has many powerful features like Partition backupIncremental and Differential backup and so on. And it supports not only Windows 10 system backup, but also Windows 8.1/8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, and XP.

How to restore Windows 10 system

After system state backup finished, you can have system restore by using the backup with the help of AOMEI backupper Standard if any accident happens.

Here is a screenshot of system restore main interface, take a look at it.

Restore

Summary

As there are many uncertainties, you do not know what will happen to your system next second. The System State Backup in Windows 10 seems more important and it should be part of your backup plan and preparation for a disaster recovery.