How to Backup Hard Disk for Windows 8/8.1?

Posted by @Cherry

August 3, 2015

Creating a hard disk backup image for Windows 8 or 8.1 and saving it to another disk or an external hard drive are the best way to protect your data from losing.

Is It Necessary to Backup Disk for Windows 8/8.1?

Windows 8/8.1 users always store the data or install operating system on the hard disk drive (HDD) or solid state drive(SSD). However, hard disk may get something wrong because of many situations, such as virus, a heavy shake, disk crashes, or misunderstood operations. Those situations can make the disk broken or the data on the disk will be damaged and lost. We all know that there are many important data on the disk. What if it lost? Maybe the files you plan to deliver to your boss just on the disk, maybe your big business files is on the disk. Whatever, It may cause a big trouble to you. In case of those tragedy happening, it is necessary to backup disk for Windows 8/8.1.

How to Backup Windows 8/8.1 Disk?

How to make a disk backup for Windows 8/8.1? We know that Window 8/8.1 snap-in tool can create a system backup image so that you can restore the system when you needed. But what about disk backup? Here we highly recommend you to use a third party free backup software - AOMEI Backupper Standard to help you backup Windows 8/8.1 hard disk. With this backup software, you will find it is very simple and easy, and it brings a lot of convenience for you. Because it has great powerful functions. You can use it to do more than backup, such as clone, check backup image, create a bootable media, and so on. What’s more, it supports not only Windows 8/8.1, but Windows 10/7/Vista/XP. Every task runs with a few steps. Here will show you the simple steps of disk backup for Windows 8/8.1.

First, download AOMEI Backupper Standard, install and launch it. It will show you the deep blue interface. Click Backup, and you will see there are five types: System Backup, Disk Backup, Partition Backup, File Backup, and File Sync. Choose Disk Backup.


Then, you move to the main interface of Disk Backup. Click Step1, you can choose which disk you wanted to backup. Click step2 and select the destination where you would like to save the disk backup image. There are many locations you can choose. A local other disk, an external hard drive, CD/DVD or NAS/network drive. After that, click Start Backup to prompt this proceed.

Disk Backup

Finally, After the proceed reached 100%, click Finish.


As you see, there are two options in the screenshot at the second step - Backup Options and Schedule. The Backup Options is used to setup more details about the backup, for example, if you want to write a comment for your backup, or you want to choose the compression level for a backup, you can click it and set it up. The Schedule is designed for you if you want to do an automatic backup. You can make a daily, weekly, monthly backup and full, incremental, differential backup here.