What is your backup setup? Which program are you using to protect your Windows 7 computer? If you have no good idea, this post may give you some hint.
Usually, there are two ways to back up Windows 7, one is to make a backup strategy, and the other one is to clone the hard drive. So when should we choose the two option? Usually, if your hard drive works well, you can make a schedule backup in case of OS failure or wrong operations. If the hard drive is going to fail or you want to upgrade the hard drive, it is better for you to clone the hard drive for immediate replacement.
And in this post, we show you two pieces of Windows 7 backup software.
MiniTool Partition Wizard helps Clone Hard Drive
MiniTool Partition Wizard offers two ways to back up Windows 7, one is called Migrate OS to SSD/HD, and the other one is called Copy Disk. Their difference is that the former one is speciallydesigned for the system disk while the later one is able to manage all hard drives. No matter which way you choose, it can back up Windows 7 successfully.
You might also be interested in Migrate OS to SSD/HD VS. Copy Disk in Partition Wizard
By the way, Migrate OS to SSD/HD feature offers two choices: migrate the system only or migrate the whole system disk (image attached). You should make your own choice according to your own needs.
After select the target disk, the following interface appears where you can customize the copy option and then confirm the way you migrate the system.Finally, hit Apply to start system migartion.
By using MiniTool Partition Wizard, you will get one copy of the Windows 7 that can be used to replace the current system disk or to be used as Windows 7 backup.
MiniTool ShadowMaker helps Back up Hard Drive
But if you only want to make frequent backup, MiniTool ShadowMaker is recommended, for it is professional yet free system backup software for Windows 7/8/10. Believe it or not, it is able to set up backup tasks and make scheduled incremental/differential backup for you.The backup copy is especially useful when some accidents happen. For example, if Can’t Install Windows 10 Fall Creators Update on NVMe SSD, you can restore Windows to the previous state.
Select a destination folder to save Windows 7 system image, schedule the backup and determine the backup method. Finally click Back up Now or Back up Latter to set up Windows 7 backup.
Now it is your turn to try the two free Windows 7 backup software out. Hope they are helpful to safeguard your Windows 7.