How to Create an Image Backup in Windows with DiscWizard v16

How to Create an Image Backup in Windows with DiscWizard v16


Imaging is a way of backing up the computer that allows you to store the entire computer, including the operating system and programs, in a single file (an “image”) that can be used to restore the computer to exactly the way it was when the image was made. This is a good way to recover from major hardware failure without having to spend lots of time reinstalling programs, restoring data, etc.


FAQ: What is an Image Backup? Why is it needed?
  • Imaging is a way of backing up the computer that allows you to store the entire computer, including the operating system and programs, in a single file (an “image”) that can be used to restore the computer to exactly the way it was when the image was made. This is a good way to recover from major hardware failure without having to spend lots of time reinstalling programs, restoring data, etc.
  • An image backup created with DiscWizard v16 can only be restored to the exact same computer it was created on.
  1. To start the Image Backup you will need open the DiscWizard software and click on the Backup and Recovery tab.
    *Inside Windows* Home Screen of the software. Backup and Recovery is squared off.
     
  2. Click Disk and Partition Backup.
    *Inside Windows* Main Screen of Backup and Recovery Tab. Disk and partition is squared off.
     
  3. From the Configure disk backup window click Switch to Disk Mode. This will allow you to back up the entire disc.
    *Inside Windows* Setting up back. Switch to Disk Mode is squared off.
     
  4. Next select the disk you would like to backup. Then select the destination where the image backup will be stored and finally name the backup and click Back up Now.
    *Inside Windows* Configuring the backup. Source Disk, Destination, Backup Name and Backup Now are all squared off.
     
  5. The backup will begin and display a status bar.
    *Inside Windows* Shows the status bar of the Image Backup.
     
  6. Once the backup has completed it will show a time stamp of when the last backup occurred and the size of the backup. All future backups can be run by clicking Backup Now. This will replace the existing backup that is currently stored on the drive.
    *Inside Windows* Shows completed backup. Arrow pointing to Backup Now to run the next backup.

    *For more information regarding Backup options you can access the built in help guide through the blue question mark in the upper right hand corner.

    *Inside Windows* Displays how you can access the built in Help Guide. There is an arrow pointing to the blue question mark.


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