-->

Tutorial on Backup and Making System Image in Windows 7

Tutorial on Backup and Making System Image in Windows 7

System backup is a preventive measure of rescue. This is done to prepare before the system is damaged so that in time, the system can be restored to its original state through backups that have been done previously. In Windows 7 there is a backup utility that can be used to create system backups in the form of image files. This edition will review how to use this utility.


When to do a backup?

Windows 7 system backup can actually be done at any time. The problem is that when the system has a lot of applications installed and heaps of data on the partition, the backup file created will have a large size. So the best time is during the installation of a new Windows system and if possible after installing important applications such as Ms.Office. That way the backup file will not be too big so it's easier to move or when doing system recovery.


Saving Backup on Storage Disk

Previously we had to prepare an external hard disk for the system image storage that we created later. Open the backup utility via Control Panel > All Control Panel Items > Backup and Restore. To create a system image of Windows 7, select Create a system image in the left panel.


Next, Windows will check whether there is a backup device that has been paired, then if not, then the computer hard disk will be detected as a backup device. Select the On a hard disk section and then select the hard disk partition that will be used as a place to store backups.


After that, a window appears that gives the option of which drive to include as a backup. To prevent the resulting backup file from swelling, it's a good idea to not select the additional drive, but if we feel the need to include the drive then put a checkmark on the desired drive and then click next to go to the next step.

A confirmation window appears to ensure that we are ready to run the backup process through the settings that have been set earlier. Click Start Backup to start the process.


Saving Backup on DVD

Although the use of DVD is less efficient because it requires many DVDs to adjust the size of the resulting backup file. At least it requires a minimum of 2-4 pieces and the larger the backup file produced, the more DVDs needed. However, the use of DVD can still be alternative backup storage that is quite safe.

If the previous method used the On a hard disk option to save to the hard disk, this time select On one or more DVDs.

After that, the drive options window appears to be a backup file, click next. In the end, a confirmation window will appear as a sign that the backup process is ready to be carried out.

Don't forget to prepare the DVD then click Start Backup to start the backup.


System Repair Disc

When the process of making a backup via the hard disk is complete, a window will appear that gives the option of whether we want to create a system repair disc.

Click Yes if you want to continue and of course we need a DVD to be able to make it.

Or we can just create a System Repair Disc without having to go through the backup process. In the Backup and Restore window, select Create a system repair disc.

The System Repair Disc is useful for troubleshooting and recovering Windows such as when the system fails to boot. With this disc, we don't need to reinstall as long as recovery can be done.

The backup process does sometimes look a little uneasy and even becomes a trivial thing. However, this procedure is a preparatory action if one day the system is damaged or when existing data is lost. Hope it is useful.



Related Posts