How to create a System Image?
This article applies to:
AOMEI Backupper all versions
There are several backup features in AOMEI Backupper, what is the right feature for creating an exact image of your operating system, including installed applications and all settings. Which will help in the event of system crash, you are able to restore it to its current state.
In order to restore your system, you should choose System Backup function or Disk Backup function. The difference between the two functions is that Disk Backup function will back up the entire hard disk including all the partitions and valid informations on this hard disk. However, System Backup will only make a clean backup of necessary partitions while won't backup needless partitions. (PS:the necessary partitions refer to the partitions which is marked as “system” and “boot” in the current active operating system). Therefor, we suggest you use System Backup funtion to backup your system, please follow the steps:
1. Click "System Backup"under the "Backup" tab.
2. Firstly, entitle a task name and then directly click Step2 toselect a destination for saving image file, as you will see that system drives have been set as source partitions as default in Step1.
3. Click "Start Backup"the operation will be started immediately. Next, waiting for the operation tobe completed.
4. Click "Finish"option to exit.
Partition backup is used for backup data partitions. If you use partition backup function to backup system partition, after restore, the new disk will not be boot.