How to Backup Windows 10

How to Backup Windows 10

/ Shayne Sherman

Hardware failure on your computer can happen in an instant without any warnings. This can be a problem if you have important files on your computer. To prevent loss of data it is best to practice occasional computer backups.

Windows 10 has a built-in backup tool that you can use to create copies of your operating system and existing files and applications.

To guide you in creating a full Windows back-up which you can use in case of emergency, follow the guide below.

Step 1: Press on Windows key and click on Windows Settings

Settings Icon

Step 2: On Windows settings, click on Update & Security

Update & Security

Step 3: On the side menu, Click on Backup

Step 4: Click on Go to Backup and Restore Windows 7

Backup

Step 5: On Backup and Restore, click on Set up Backup

Set up backup

Step 6: Wait for the setup to initialize

Windows Backup starts

Step 7: Select the storage device that you want to store your backup

Step 8: Click on the Next Button

Step 9: Select all the drives that you want to back up

Select Drives that need to backup

Step 10: Click on Next and Start backup button

Start backup

You can also set Windows to backup files automatically on schedule. To do this follow the steps below.

Step 1: Press on Windows key and click on Windows Settings

Settings Icon

Step 2: On Windows settings, click on Update & Security

Update & Security

Step 3: On the side menu, Click on Backup

Step 4: Click on Go to Backup and Restore Windows 7

Backup

Step 5: Find the Schedule portion then, click on Change Settings

Change settings

Step 6: On Schedule settings, click on change schedule

Step 7: You can select how often, and what time you prefer to do Windows Backup

run backup on a schedule

Step 8: Click ok then restart your computer

After the setting up your backup drive. Remember to not store any files on your backup drive so that you can extend its life. You should do this at least twice a month so that you will have the most updated version of Windows.