In the beginning when using my first laptop many years ago I would sometimes make a mess of things, or some software would, and the only way to solve it was reformatting for me, if System Restore did not solve it. It would take me 2-3 days of hard work to get my laptop back in shape as I had it before the mess occurred.
Then I discovered Backups. It saved me from having to do all that work; in 25 minutes I would have my machine back the way I like it utilizing the latest backup I had made before the difficulty began, including all my settings.
On Windows xp I used Acronis, then on Windows 7 a backup system was already included by Microsoft, and all I had to do was buy an external drive to save the backups on. Now with Windows 8.1 Microsoft removed that internal backup software, saying too few people were using it. So it looks like the majority op pc users don't make backups...
Not having Microsoft's backup program on my Windows 8.1, I looked for an alternative. And found a marvelous free Backup program named AOMEI Backupper.
On YouTube there are many enthusiastic reviews and tutorials, but I like this one best:
"AOMEI Data Backuper Software Tutorial Freeware"
AOMEI Backupper is a freeware at first. It supported Both Windows Server OS and Windows PC OS.
But now, there are several editions and still freeware: AOMEI Backupper Standard and AOMEI Backupper Standard For Win 7, Paid editions are AOMEI Backupper Professional, AOMEI Backupper Server, AOMEI Backupper Technician.
AOMEI Company now developed another mini backup tool named AOMEI OneKey Recovery. As its name suggests, Press one key, your computer will be recovered on condition that you had backed up before. Use AOMEI OneKey Recovery to backup is very fast but dull.
While AOMEI Backupper is a complete backup software: Full backup, Incremental/Differential Backup. File backup, partition backup, disk backup.
Backup to NAS, backup with command line. It is also a clone software. Partition/Volume Clone, Disk Clone, Clone with Partition Alignment are pieces of cake. What's more, AOMEI Backupper can explore image file, merge image files, check image file and so on.
If you want an All-In-One backup tool, please select AOMEI Backupper, if you just want a one click backup&restore, please choose AOMEI OneKey Recovery. Small size with powerful function!
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