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Backup Windows 7 System Partition with Built-in Backup Tool or System Backup Software

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2016-09-12 18:01:24 Posted by Ernest J Revan to Backup Resource

This tutorial article maily tells about how to backup Windwos 7 partition and system with ease. Read and find the best method to backup Windows 7 system partition now with Windows 7 built-in backup tool or professional system backup software.

How to backup Windows 7 system partition with built-in backup tool and why it's not recommended?

How to backup Windows 7 system partition with built-in backup tool?

Windows 7 was released with a built-in backup and restore feature. With it, you can free backup Windows 7 system. But few people like to use this function, because it is just a built-in feature.

Follow: Control Panel > System and Security > Backup and Restore.

Then you can choose to backup your Windows 7 system partition. Compared with a professional system backup software, it offers less flexible backup options. It still have some shortages.

Why is Windows built-in backup tool is not recommended?

1. Windows 7 system backup creates many folders and files for one backup. This makes it hard for you to manage your backups.

Folders created by Windows 7 system backup

Files created by Windows 7 system backup

2. You cannot compress image archive when using Windows 7 system backup, so the backup file might consume your drive quickly.

3. You cannot protect the image archive with password. Though Windows 7 provides BitLocker to encrypt a partition, this feature only exists in Ultimate Edition.

4. 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.

5. You cannot save the image archive to network share by Windows 7 system backup if you do not use Professional or Ultimate Edition.

Recommended Solution: Backup Windows 7 system partition with backup software

Trying reliable third-party Windows 7 system backup software should be your wisest choice for both home and business users and EaseUS Windows backup software can help backup Windows 7 sytem partition with ease. As an award-winning backup and restore solution, it can help you easily protect your computer without the help of an IT specialist by backing up your system state, partition and disk.

It supports to do system backup and recovery through one-click so that system can quickly be backed up and run even when 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. If your system is crashed, you can use WinPE bootable CD to restore the system. Meanwhile, it is also useful if you want to upgrade the older smaller hard disk without reinstalling the operating system and applications once again.

How to do Windows 7 system backup with EaseUS system backup software?

Other features of this software such as differential backup and Incremental backup can save lots of disk space while providing constant protection for system.

1. Launch EaseUS Todo Backup and then click System backup.

2. Select the backup destination, the software will choose the most suitable location by default.

Backup Windows 7 system partition.

You can set schedule to backup files later, daily, weekly, monthly or upon event.

Note: enter account and password with Administrator privilege to make the schedule take effect.

Set schedule for Windows 7 system partition backup

3. Click Backup options and pop up the following window, set backup compression, password, splitting etc.
Click Proceed to execute system backup.

Set Backup Options

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