Windows 10 is gaining its popularity in this year; more and more users upgrade their system to Windows 10. Although we know that Microsoft has made some improvement on Windows 10 system security, it is indeed very important for us to back up Windows 10 as well as the hard drive, for we never know an accident can happen. In this post, we recommend easy-to-use software to do Windows 10 backup.
MiniTool Solution Ltd. offers two solutions for us to back up Windows 10, one is called MiniTool ShadowMaker, and the other one is named MiniTool Partition Wizard. In our opinion, the first one is very useful if you only need to back up Windows, the second one is more powerful if you want to back up the whole Windows 10 hard drive.
Let’s take a look at these two solutions.
After installing or upgrading the system to Windows 10, we believe that more and more applications are installed on your C drive, and customized settings are made day by day. As Windows 10 may get attacked by viruses, it is better to do Windows 10 backup before you come across a system boot issue. So we recommend using MiniTool ShadowMaker to do Windows 10 backup. For more information about how to use MiniTool ShadowMaker to back up Windows 10, you can refer to our guide How to Back up Windows 10.
But some users just want to back up the whole Windows 10 drive, for they fear that some disk issues may occur and their personal files will get lost. In this case, they will need the help of MiniTool Partition Wizard, which is professional in disk cloning.
With the help of MiniTool Partition Wizard, Windows 10 backup is easy. First of all, download the free edition of MiniTool Partition Wizard, then install and launch it to the main interface. Now follow the guidance below to back up hard drive Windows 10.
Step 1. Select Windows 10 hard drive and choose Copy Disk feature from the action panel.
Step 2. Select a target disk to hold all content on the source disk. Note that all data on the hard drive will be destroyed for a successful Windows 10 backup.
Step 3. Now you can change the copy option or keep it by default. It’s all up to you.
Step 4. Read the “how to boot from the destination disk” message and click Finish.
Step 5. Finally, click Apply to start Windows 10 backup using MiniTool Partition Wizard. Please note that this operation will lead to a system restart.
Tip: MiniTool Partition Wizard is also capable for Windows 10 system backup only. To achieve this aim, its Migrate OS to SSD/HD is the right choice for you. To get the details, you can refer to
How Can You Migrate Windows 10 to SSD without Reinstalling OS?