Backup System Partition for Windows 8/8.1 with Free AOMEI Backupper

Posted by @Cherry

April 21, 2016

For Windows 8/8.1 users, system partition backup is important to keep operating system (OS) safe. The free AOMEI Backupper is a good backup tool for Windows users.

Backup System Partition for Windows 8/8.1

Backing up system partition is a wise idea because it can keep Windows 8 operating system, installed applications, and data on the system partition safe. Windows 8 or Windows 8.1 OS may fail to boot in some accidents, for example, it was attacked by virus, or computer was stolen by thief, and even human’s wrong operation, not mention about hard drive broken. Many questions would effect on the system partition. If there is something wrong with system partition, it can lead the computer boot failed. But if you backed up the system partition, you can restore Windows 8 image to new hard drive, thus, you kept the data’s safety and save a lot of time to reinstall Windows 8.

How to Backup System Partition for Windows 8/8.1?

Using Windows 8/8.1 built-in tool File History to backup system partition is a little bit complicated compared with many third-party backup software. Click Control Panel > System&Security > File History to open it. Then, you can backup the system for Windows 8/8.1 by following the wizard. However, it has many limitations, for example, it can only support NTFS. Thus, find a good third party backup software is necessary.

Backup System Partition for Windows 8/8.1 with Free Software

There are many free backup software for Windows 8/8.1 to backup system partition. However, considering the safety and the operation, we recommend you AOMEI Backupper Standard, a free yet powerful backup software, which supports almost all the Windows OS including Windows XP/Vista/7/8/8.1/10. Backup system partition for Windows 8/8.1 with this free software will become easy and simple. Because AOMEI Backupper has a very simple interface that even a non-technician can use it alone. Here are the specific steps that guide you to backup system partition in Windows 8.

Step1. Download AOMEI Backupper Standard, install and launch it. Click Backup to open the backup interface. There are different types of backup. To backup system partition, you can select System Backup or Partition Backup. Here takes Partition Backup as an example.

Partition Backup

Step2. You will move to the partition backup interface to select the source partition and the destination space. You can select partition you want to backup in "step1". Here we need to select system partition C: drive.

Select Partition

Step3. It will pop out a window like the following picture, you can click “OK” to skip to the main interface of System Backup, which we suggest you adopt. Click “Cancel”, you will resume to the next step.


Select the destination where you want to store the backup image at the “step2”. Click “Start Backup” to start the process.

Schedule Backup


You can use Schedule Backup to setup an automatic backup such as daily, weekly, monthly backup, or setup full backup, incremental/differential backup.

Click Backup Options to setup more specific backup details such as setup an encryption, or add any comment for this backup.