Easily Backup Hard Drive Windows 7 with Free Software

Posted by @AOMEI

September 14, 2016

It is necessary for uses to backup hard drive in Windows 7 in advance to avoid suffering a lot from data loss. In this article, we will introduce AOMEI Backuper to users to backup disk in Windows 7.

About Hard Drive Backup in Windows 7

Backing up hard drive in Windows 7 refers to create a system image for your whole disk, including system, all the applications and all the data in the disk. With the improvement of awareness for data security, disk backup is a widely used method by users to protect their data. In a word, after creating a disk image for your disk, there is no need to worry about data loss.

Use of Backup Hard Disk in Windows 7

As for disk backup in Windows 7, the most important function coming into users’ mind is to confirm the safety of data. Because, for many PC or laptop users, they may met different disk problems such as system crash caused by hardware failure, virus, wrong operation and so on. If there are disk image, you just need to restore to solve the serious problem.

Moreover, there is another important function for disk backup in Windows 7. For instance, with the daily increasing data, wear and tear for disk or other reason, the users is going to upgrade their present hard drive from small to large, old to new, which is a common situation that met by Windows 7 users. However, the problem is it will take a long time to reinstall system and applications after upgrading disk. And nobody wants to be engage in this work. Actually, in this situation, disk backup in Windows 7 will help you finish upgrade easily and safely. Just backup hard drive in Windows 7 in advance and then restore it to the new hard drive.

Backup Disk in Windows 7 with AOMEI Backupper

It is well acknowledged that Windows 7 built-in tool allows users to backup disk, but the system image file made by this tool will take up a huge storage space, which makes the built-in tool seems inapplicable. However, third-party software-AOMEI Backupper Standard a free third party software devotes in data protection that is able to help users to backup hard drive. And in disk backup, users can choose Compressionto reduce the size of the image file, which enables users to save more storage space.

Step1:Download AOMEI Backupper Standard, install, and launch it. click Backup on the left side and then choose Disk Backup.

Disk Backup

Step2: Click Step1 in the pop-up windows to find the disk you want to back up.

Choose Source Disk

Step3: Click the disk you plan to backup and then click Add to go on.

Add Sourcre Disk

Step4:Click step2 in the following window to choose the destination where you plan to backup then click Start Backup, the operation will began.

Start Backup


  • Before starting restore, you can click Backup Options which includes Compression, Splitting, VSS and so on to set something for your disk backup depending on your own needs.
  • Disk backup in Windows 7 is to backup everything in disk, if a use only plans to make a duplicate for the important files, backing up the whole disk may not so suitable. Actually, with AOMEI Backupper Standard there is no need to worry about this problem. Because AOMEI Backupper Standard has a feature called File Backup, which will only backup the files you expect. it is an all-in-one Windows PC backup software.