How to Back Up C Drive in Windows 8/8.1 with Free AOMEI Back

Posted by @AOMEI

December 25, 2014

In most cases, people suffer Windows 8/8.1 system crash due to they pay no attention to backup of C drive partition where the Windows 8/8.1 operating system is installed, just like your individual files, the C drive is also need a tender care.

Why Windows 8 Need to Back up C Drive?

I had never considered C: drive backup as a big deal till the virus first striked me on my Windows 8 computer, what I suffered was a real pain because i lost all my valuable programs and my work files in that disaster. If you have never been in the same boat with me, please be thankful and backup C drive for Windows 8 from now on.

People usually install the operating system in C drive just like i do, after the system has been used for a period of time, we are more likely to face to problems of system collapse, virus attack, disk problem as well as human errors, for this reason, we should create a complete backup of the system (usually C drive) for restoring when system crash occurs.

What is C Drive Backup in Windows 8?

Backup C: drive refers to create an image of all the data and files which located in C partition by the use of Windows 8 built-in backup tool or by the employ of third-party backup software. With the advantage of C: drive backup, you can restore the contents of Windows 8 computer even if the computer stops working. The safest option is to make NAS or an external HDD as a destination path.

How to Back up C Drive with Free AOMEI Backupper?

AOMEI Backupper provides a one-key function of system backup to make an image file for your system and boot partitions, meanwhile, it also allows users to back up C: drive by using the partition backup. We will make a demonstration of backing up your C: drive in Windows 8 by the use of "System Backup" feature.

Tips: AOMEI Backupper is also fully compatible with Windows 8.1, and the steps of backing up c drive in Windows 8.1 are the same as those to backup c drive in Windows 8.

Step1: Launch AOMEI Backupper and select the "System Backup" under the Backup bar.

System Backup

Step2: The program will automatically choose C drive at "Step 1" and you need to manually choose a location (here's D:) as the destination path at "Step 2".

Start Backup C Drive

Step3: Click "Start Backup" button to switch to the processing window. After that, AOMEI Backupper will automatically backup all files and data in C drive to D drive.

Now you can free download this free backup software to backup your C drive for Windows 8. Besides, AOMEI Backupper supports multiple backup types, including set up a schedule to backup automatically, incremental & differential backups take less disk space and save your time, backup dynamic volumes, and backup GPT disk partition, etc.