How to Backup Windows 8 with built-in File History and AOMEI

Posted by @AOMEI

December 25, 2014

We can backup Windows 8 with a new function that has been added in File History. It’s the most convenient way to backup in Windows 8. Besides that, we have extraordinary third party backup tool like AOMEI Backupper to do the work in the same easy way.

Windows 8 System Backup

It’s a good thing to make system backup for Windows 8 in advance because our computer systems nowadays are still facing the threats from various potential dangers. We’ve seen plenty of cases in which people lost all their data in disastrous accidents. In fact, they could have retried the data if they had made a backup earlier. Today we would like to introduce you two simple and reliable approaches to backup system in Windows 8.

Window 8 Built in File History

Step1. Plug an external drive or its cable into the USB port. Click the pop-up notification.
Step2. Select Configure this Drive for Backup option; when the File History window appears, click the Turn On button.
Step3. Open Control Panel then select the System and Security category and click File History.
Step4. Click the Turn On button to start the backup process.
This is the most convenient way to backup Windows 8 system.

Backup System for Windows 8 with AOMEI Backupper

AOMEI Backupper is a freeware specialized in Windows system backup and restore. It contains three main functions: Backup, Restore and Clone. The operation for each function is easy and straightforward. Let’s see how to backup the system in Windows 8 with AOMEI Backupper.

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

Step1. Open AOMEI Backupper then click Backup button on the left. Choose System Backup in the sub-category.

Choose system backup

Step2. In the pop up window, we can add the password for the backup image, select the compression level or enable VSS. All these settings can be found in Backup Option. Click Start Backup to proceed.

Backup settings

Step3. When the process is over, we can check the created image file in home page. We can even choose Incremental & Differential Backup by right clicking on the image file. Thus we can back up the system again when it’s necessary and don’t have to waste backing up the same part.

Check created images