The thing with the digital data is that it can get vanished at any moment. Once the system crashes and your important data are gone forever. Hence, it is important that you are taking backup of your system on a regular basis. And when it comes to Windows, the question is how to backup windows 10?
Well, in case if you have the same question running inside your head, then I am here to help you out. In this article, I will be talking about different methods of windows 10 that you will need to follow to backup your Windows 10 computer.
So here we go:
Before you go ahead and start making a backup of your computer, the first question that you need to ask yourself is, which type of backup should you make?
There are basically two types of backup options is available, which are the personal data files, and the other one is taking a backup of your complete system.
In case if you don’t know what am I talking about, let me just explain these things to you one by one:
The first backup option is the file backup, and this allows you to make copies of individual files on your computer. It includes all the documents that you need for your work or your personal collection of movies, photos, songs and other kinds of files.
The best way to take a backup of these files is to use a portable hard drive. And you should copy all your important files to your portable drive from time to time. However, a portable drive can cost you some bucks. And if you are looking for a cheaper option, then you can also try buying a flash drive, which costs you less than $10.
The other type of backup is the system backup or system image. This one is a complicated backup method that you can try out. In this method, you basically take a backup of the entire Windows operating system that runs on your PC. As well as all the settings and other programs.
Once you have the backup with you, you can easily use it to fix your PC if it ever gets crashed or your PC starts behaving weirdly. Also, there are quite a lot of backup software available out there, which helps you to take backup time to time.
We are going to take a image backup for this tutorial. With the help of an image backup, you will be able to reformat your hard disk drive and get your computer back to the normal state. Also, before you go ahead, you should remember the fact that image backups take a very long time.
Also, you should not do it when you are working on your computer as it can image backup slows down your computer. Anyway, here are the steps that you have to follow to take an image backup:
1. At first, you have to go to the Control panel.
2. Over here, click on Backup and Restore(Windows 7).
3. From the next Window, you have to click on create a system image and choose a hard drive where you wish to store the image.
4. On the next screen, you will need to select the drives you want to take a backup of and click on the Next button.
5. Finally, you have to wait for the backup to get created, and you are good to go.