How to Backup Windows 7 to An External Hard Drive?

Posted by @Cody

February 24, 2016

Use the free and simple way to backup Windows 7 to an external hard drive easily and efficiently so you can restore everything back even if the hard drive fails.

Backup Windows 7 is so important

As for the computer backup, in my opinion, it plays a significant role in data and system protection. Because if there is a data loss or the system crashes suddenly, it can be restored to the original state with the image file that has been backed up in advance. Therefore, it is a key point to choose reliable and excellent free backup software to backup Windows 7 to external hard drive.

Why should you backup to external hard drive?

External hard drive refers to a storage device, which can be employed to back up large amount of data, and it has been regarded as the quickest and easiest way. An external hard drive can be connected to the computer through USB ports. The transferring speed depends on many factors, such as, USB standard version, etc. If you create a windows 7 image backup to external hard drive, you can restore Windows 7 to a new hard drive in case of hard drive failure. Even if the whole computer is irreparable, you can restore to dissimilar hardware with the backup on the external hard drive. Usually, an external hard drive has been partitioned before being sold out. If you want to use the external hard drive to store other kinds of files besides image backups, you can use free partition manager software, AOMEI Partition Assistant to partition hard drive in Windows 7 without data loss.

How to backup Windows 7 to external hard drive?

As a free program, AOMEI Backupper has been employed to solve the problem about "how to backup Windows 7 to external hard drive" by many administrators. It can be used to back up and restore disk/partition. You can see the step-by-step tutorials.

To backup Windows 7:

1. Download and run the free backup software, AOMEI Backupper Standard.

2. Under the “Backup” tab, select “System Backup”, which will include system related partitions into the backup.

System Backup

3. Click”Step 2” to specify a location path on the external hard drive as the destination location.

Step 2

4. Click “Start Backup” to run the Windows 7 backup.

Start Backup

Apart from the ability to backup Windows 7 to external hard drive, it can be used to clone disk/partition as well. Moreover, it has many other assisting functions, such as, image file checking, image file explorer, restore from CD and so on. Therefore, if you have any need in backup, restore as well as clone, just download this freeware and try it out right now.