Here is how to make an image backup of Windows 10 and Windows 8.1PC

Here is how to make an image backup of Windows 10 and Windows 8.1PC

Creating a backup of your PC serves as the perfect way to protect your data for further development. Fortunately, Windows 10 and Windows 8.1 allows you to easily make an exact copy of your entire computer with System Image Backup utility. If you have never made a backup before, this could be a little bit confusing. With that in mind, we will explain what Image Backup is and how to make a full backup of your Windows 10 or Windows 8.1 PC.


  1. Image Backup

Image Backup contains your entire computer including settings, desktop programs, Windows apps and personal files. The most advanced feature of Image Backup is that it includes complete personal data, so you can restore it if in case something goes wrong.

If you want to make sure that the installation of your Windows, all the latest updates and programs remain intact, Image Backup should be your choice.

  1. Steps to make an image backup in Windows 8.1 or Windows 10 PC

Note that the below-mentioned step-by-step instructions also work perfectly for Windows 8.1, so make sure that you are running a supported OS before moving ahead.

Step one: You are now supposed to right-click the Start button and launch Control Center

Step two: Once you are in, all you have to do is to click File History. After that, click the System Image Backup

Step three: Once you are done, connect your PC with an external USB hard drive. Make sure that your USB has enough space before moving to the next step

Step four: You now need to choose the hard drive where you will save the backup. You can save your recently – made backup to DVD Drive or a network location, but this could slow down the backup process.

Step five: Once you are done, click Next to proceed

Step six: Confirm your backup settings and select Start Backup at the bottom-right corner of the windows.

This process may take a while depending on the amount of data to be backed up. You can use your computer normally during the backup process. This may be not a complicated process, but you may fail, so make sure that you follow along.

Also read: Check out steps to completely remove 3D Builder app from Windows 10

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