How to Backup Data in Windows 8 with Free AOMEI Backup Softw

Posted by @AOMEI

December 25, 2014

Free AOMEI Backupper software to create Windows 8/8.1 data backup is extremely easy and convenient. Besides, as a complete Windows 8/8.1 data protection solution, it supports schedule, incremental and differential backup for your data.

Windows 8 Data Backup Freeware

Unlike data backup in Windows 7, Windows 8 file history only allows the users to backup the files in the libraries, the contacts and the favorites in the browsers. This means that Windows 8 file history is specially designed for the security of the user’s personal files. Then can we just use a direct method to backup data in Windows 8 for the whole disk like Windows 7 data backup? A free Windows 8 data backup software like AOMEI Backupper could be an ideal solution.

Backup Data in Windows 8 with AOMEI Backupper

With AOMEI Backupper, we can backup data on a single partition or whole hard drive. In this tutorial, we will take a whole hard drive data backup as the example to introduce how to backup data in Windows 8 with AOMEI Backupper.

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

First, launch AOMEI Backupper and select "Backup" on the left. Then we will see three options: Disk Backup; Partition Backup; System Backup. Choose Disk Backup.

Choose Disk Backup

Then we will see the window below. Here we need to select the source disk that we would like to backup. Then choose a destination path to put the image file. Here we can also enable the "Schedule Backup" function by tick Schedule Off, AOMEI Backupper can automatically backup data in the disk in daily, weekly and monthly period. Besides, we can set up the backup by clicking "Backup Options" in the lower left corner.

Select Source Disk

In Backup Options, we can add comment for the image in order to distinguish a certain one from many. We can also select the compression level for backup. Another convenient function is VSS. In this way, we can backup data in Windows 8 without interrupting work. When all the setting is done, click Start Backup.

Backup options

After the image being created, we can check them on the "Home" page. Click Backup, we can select incremental or differential backup in the drop-down menu. By clicking Advance, we can check, explore, delete image in the drop-down list as well as enable schedule backup, etc.

Incremenatl differential backup

With several mouse clicks, Windows 8 data backup can be finished. Why not download free AOMEI Backupper and try it out?