Windows 7 includes a System Image Backup Tool, with which you can now backup or clone an image of your disk. You no longer need to use a 3rd party cloning or imaging software to do it. In this post, we will see how to create a System Image Backup in Windows 7.
Windows 10 user? Read How to restore or create System Image in Windows 10.
Create a System Image Backup in Windows 7
To create a System Image Backup in Windows 7, open Control Panel > Backup and Restore. In the left pane click on Create an image backup.
The System Image Backup Tool will open.
Choose the destination location and click Next. Choose the drives you want to image and click Next again. Reconfirm and click Start.
The Backup process will start, and an image will be created at the specified location.
The tool will create a copy of the drives required for Windows 7 to run. It can also include drives.
This system image can be used to restore your computer if your hard drive or computer stops working. But you can’t choose individual items to restore using the UI – you will have to follow this trick to extract individual files.