How to fully backup Windows 10 or 8.1 PC on a storage device

Periodical backup of your Windows PC can help you restore valuable settings, documents and software in cases where a system failure occurs leading to loss of some data. The Image backup feature in Windows 10 and 8.1 is a bit-by-bit copy of your entire system which includes desktop programs, windows applications and all your personal files. 

Although, in one of my previous posts, i talked about a very fast and easy way to restore your PC when it begins to malfunction by creating a System Restore Point using Script . In cases where Windows can't find a restore point to fix a problem, restoring your backup file will definitely do the trick in putting your Windows PC in order.

This post will guide you on How to create a full back up of your Windows 10 or 8 PC.
How to fully backup Windows 10 or 8.1 PC on a storage device

Requirements
  1. Your Windows 10 or 8.1 PC
  2. Hard or flash drive with enough space for the back up 

How to Fully BackUp your Windows 10 or 8 PC

  • Launch the control panel
  • left-click File History
    How to create Windows 10 or 8.1 PC backup on a storage device

  • Towards the bottom of the File History Window, Click System Image BackUp as seen in the screenshot below.
    Tutorial on creating backup of Windows 10 or 8 PC on a flash disk

NOTE: Make sure you already have your Hard disk drive plugged in. 
  • Click Next > Confirm then click Start Backup to begin the process.
NB: You can also use DVD disks for the backup process but it would take longer time to complete so i suggest you use an external hard drive or flash drive with more than enough space.

Discover other useful Windows 10 or 8 Tips here > Microsoft Windows Tips

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