Easy Way to Backup Programs, System Settings and Files on Windows

Windows operating system is the act as interface between user and the computer hard drive. It is designed and released by Microsoft Corporation. Windows OS consists of user friendly graphical interface and ease to access the files from Windows computers. With the help of system restore point user can get back to their previous status of computer.

What is system image?

A system image is a rigorous copy of a drive. System image contains a replica of Windows, copies of system programs, application settings and files. By default, a system image as drives that required to extract Windows operating system. User can make use of system image to retrieve/regain the contents of their system/computer if the hard drive stops working. When you restore your data from a system image, it’s a whole restoration process you can’t able choose particular attributes to restore.

In order to use Windows Backup to back up of your crucial files, first you need to generate a system image. Have to save system image on a computer hard drive and the backup files can be stored on any data storage drives like USB flash drive, MMC, CDs, pen drive, DVDs, or external hard drive.

How to backup files, programs and system settings?

Step 1: Initially, open Backup and Restore option by selecting the Start button icon and then click on Control Panel under that select System and Maintenance options. And next, select Backup and Restore.

Step 2: In the left pane, click on Create a system image option and then follow the instructions according to the wizard. Ensure that you have logged in administrator account or else you need an administrator password or confirmation. So you need to enter the password to get the administrator permission/privileges to create a system image.

Assume, if you have created your system image on an internal hard drive then you can keep many editions of system images. On internal and external computer hard drives, the older system images will be erased or deleted when the drive becomes full.


  • Always recommend that you don’t save the backup files into the same hard disk where Windows operating system is installed.
  • At all times use CD/DVD or USB hard drives to store backup data.

Note: For more details about Windows system image follow this link.