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How to take a Backup of windows 10 OS in laptop and Desktop PC

After the Windows 10 system fails to work properly, people always regret they do not make a full backup of Windows 10 OS.  It means that the valuable files in Windows system partition and previous settings are useless. What’s worse, you need to install Windows 10 system and all related software again. Thus, why not backup Windows 10 OS in your HP/Lenovo/ASUS/Acer/Dell laptop in case of the data loss?

How to Backup Windows 10 OS

Well, you can create a full backup of your Windows 10 OS using the system image tool, or using third party backup software such as CloneGo free edition to copy, backup and restore the Windows 10 system. Here steps by step by guide how to backup Windows 10 OS on the laptop.

How to Create Windows 10 System Image in Laptop

Windows 10 comes with a default built-in feature that’ll help you to create complete system backup on any external media storage device like a flash drive, an external hard disk, DVDs or any other network location.  This system image can be used to restore your computer if your hard drive or computer ever stops working. The steps are as follows:

Step 1: The first step involves navigating to the Control Panel and selecting the Backup and Restore option. This feature works similarly in Windows 10 as it works for Windows 7.

Click Backup and restore windows 7

Step 2: Once you’ve selected the Backup and Restore option, you’ll come across Create a system image option listed in the left menu. Click on it to move ahead.

select create a system image

Step 3: The next step is to choose a destination where you want to save the system backup file. Once you have selected the destination, click on Next. We’ll suggest you save the backup file on an external device as this provides you with additional data security if the system gets corrupted.

choose a destination for system image

Step 4: Now the next step is to go through the backup settings and confirming them. After checking the backup settings, all you have to do is click on Start Backup. Once it is done, Windows will automatically start to create the required system image file.

confirm backup settings

How to Backup Windows 10 OS in Laptop with CloneGo

Sometimes, this feature fails to backup Windows 10 system. At this time, what can you do to prevent the data loss? You can use CloneGo free edition to copy, backup and restore the Windows 10 system. What’s more, you can restore the backup system image file to any Windows computer and make it bootable.

CloneGo is one of the Windows OS backup software tools that enable users to backup Windows system partition as a compressed file. In addition to that, you can copy, backup and restore the system partition without booting into Windows. Besides, this tool is very easy to use and compatible with all brands of computer, such as HP, Lenovo, Asus, Acer, and Dell. One more thing worth mentioning is that it helps users to clone dynamic boot disk to basic hard drive and make it bootable.

In order to make a full backup of the Windows 10 operating system, simply follow the steps listed below:

Step 1: Run iSunshare CloneGo –Windows OS backup software on your computer to backup Windows 10 system partition. After that, click the “Backup” option to create a backup.

click backup button

Step 2:  In the next step, choose the Windows system partition- C drive to backup. Once you choose the source volume, click on the “Choose” button in order to set the destination for backup file.

choose windows 10 OS to backup

Step 3: You will now see the Save as window and you can set the files to keep the backup file. You can store it on another partition or another hard drive. Also, it is possible for you to change the file name.

set the backup destination

Step 4: After that, click on “Start” button in order to begin the Windows 10 OS backup process in your laptop.

start windows 10 OS backup

Notes: the backup file will appear on your destination folder soon. You can upload the compressed file into the cloud or send it to the USB flash drive/external hard drive for a secure backup. Also, if you need to restore the computer Windows 10 OS backup, you just need to run CloneGo, click on “Restore” button, select the destination, add the backup file and click on “Start” button in the end. It is similar to the backup process.

You may also like to read: How to automatically backup a folder in windows 10, 8.1 and 7

Final Words:

Now you know the two ways to backup Windows 10 system partition. Why not go-ahead to take a full backup of the system now? No matter you are using the Windows 10 backup and restore feature or CloneGo software it will never be too late to make a full backup of your laptop Windows system.

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