From newer versions such as Windows 7, the Windows itself it contains a Backup and Restore feature that is included for free and is working like a standalone application. Backups can be saved to different locations, you can create a backup for Windows drive and restore it with a few clicks if your computer doesn’t work properly. System image backups can be burned directly to a disc through this program. It supports schedule.
Remember, this program is already included in Windows 7 and newest.
1. Where is the program
Backup and Restore feature is included in Windows, in Control Panel. An easy way to find it and use it is to click on Start and search for backup, then click on it.
2. Choose where you want to save
Save backup to local computer or to another one from network.
3. Select desired files
You can choose what files to backup or let Windows to make the job itself, useful for beginners.
4. Include system image
You can backup operating system in the same time with other specific folders, or separately. Is useful to make a backup for system image (Windows) because if your system is not working, you can reinstate it.
5. Run backup automatically
Set it to run automatically at desired time: daily, weekly, monthly, on specific days and hours.
6. Backup Windows operating system itself
A virus may damage your PC and you can lose some important files, or simply you need to spend time to install it again. Creating a system image will allow you to restore Windows drive with a few clicks.
You can write this backup directly to a DVD/CD or save it to another location.
- Visit website: http://www.microsoft.com
- Pros: backup Windows operating system and components schedule easy to use by beginners, with minimum steps
- Cons: usability can be improved
- OS: Windows 8, Windows 7 32-bit and 64-bit
- License: Freeware