Windows 7 was released with a built-in backup and restore feature. You can find this feature in "Control Panel\System and Security\Backup and Restore", with which you can do Windows 7 system backup. In fact, Windows provide backup and restore feature in most editions, but few people like to use this function, because it is just a built-in feature, not a professional backup and restore software.
Windows 7 improved this backup and restore feature, however, there are still many disadvantages.
Firstly, Windows 7 system backup creates many folders and files for one backup and makes it hard to manage your backups.
Secondly, you cannot compress image archive when using Windows 7 system backup, so it will consume your drive quickly.
Thirdly, you cannot protect the image archive with password. Though Windows 7 provides BitLocker to encrypt a partition, this feature only exists in Ultimate Edition, to home users, you cannot use this function.
Thirdly, you cannot split image archive by Windows 7 system backup, if you want to save the file to CD/DVD, you have to split the image archive. Generally, the system partition is very large but CD/DVD has capacity limitation, so you need to split the archive to save to several CD/DVDs.
Fourthly, you cannot save the image archive to network share by Windows 7 system backup if you do not use Professional or Ultimate Edition.
In this article, we'll introduce a system backup software for both home and business users - EaseUS Todo Backup to do Windows 7 system backup.
EaseUS Todo Backup is an award-winning and backup and restore solution for a good reason: with detailed instruction wizards, your computer will be in a safe condition within minutes without the help of an IT specialist to backup your system state, partition and disk.
EaseUS Todo Backup can do system backup and recovery through one-click so that system can quickly be got up and run in the event of a system crash or hardware failure. It allows you to backup and restore disk or partition after viruses attack, unstable software download, hard drive failure, etc. Meanwhile, EaseUS Todo Backup is useful if you want to upgrade the older smaller hard disk without reinstalling the operating system and applications once again.
If your system is crashed, you can use WinPE bootable CD to restore the system.
For how to backup Windows 7 system drive with this system backup software, first you can download and try it.
If you are satisfied this software, you just but this full version and then follow the tutorial to backup Windows 7 system drive.
Differential backup and Incremental backup can save lots of disk space while providing constant protection for system.
Video tutorial to backup Windows 7 hard drive with EaseUS Todo Backup