Backup in Windows 10 and Windows 8.1

A backup of your PC is required. This ensures that you can always go back to a specific backup in case of problems. Fortunately, Windows 8.1 and Windows 10 make it easy to back up your entire operating system. This backup contains the complete installation of the operating system, settings, desktop programs, Windows apps, and all your personal files.

You can save this complete backup to an internal or external media device, such as an external hard disk or a USB storage medium.

Of course, a full backup of Windows 10 and Windows 8.1 offers the great advantage of being able to use a backup in case of software problems. The downside is that you can not choose to recover individual files.

It is meant to repair everything, bit by bit on the same (or replacement) of the hard drive. You can do this by manually selecting and restoring the backup files, but this is not possible through the built-in recovery feature in Windows.

The following instructions are for backing up Windows 10, but these steps also work perfectly in Windows 8.1.

  • Select with the right mouse button the Start knob.
  • Select Control panel
  • Select Back up and restore (Windows 7)


  • Select Set up backup
  • Select the location for your backup, note that the medium must be NTFS formatted.
  • The backup is now being created. This can take up to 20 minutes to 2 hours, depending on the number of files.


After completing the task, do not forget to keep the hard disk or USB media in a safe place.

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