Windows Backup with Acronis True Image


Let’s see how the Windows backup with Acronis True Image , a suite software simple to use but full of tools and utilities that will satisfy every type of user. With Acronis True Image you can back up all our personal data (documents, emails, photos, music, video) but also of the entire hard disk including the operating system, installed programs, applications and system settings.
by using the Startup Recovery Manager can also use Acronis True Image without loading the operating system, creating a restore procedure automatic identical to restore the operating system to factorybuilt in the modern PC.

What is the operating system recovery to factory

Many personal computers have a procedure called OS recovery conditions or state factory or simply restore the system .This procedure allows you to restore your computer to the condition it was in when it was launched for the first time, immediately after its purchase. If the system does not start for any reason, or is corrupt, we can restore it using a Windows backup content in a hard disk partition (backup including drivers, programs and pre-installed applications).
The system recovery, not confused with System Restore in Windows, however, uses a Windows backup created by the computer manufacturer. This backup, in addition to understanding crapware or bundle of various kinds (low-value software preinstalled by the manufacturer), may have been created a long time ago and contain outdated programs or to update.Instead we think the usefulness of being able to create a backup of Windows that includes in addition to the custom operating system, drivers and programs also all our most important personal data.

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Let’s see how the Windows backup with Acronis True Image assuming this baseline scenario:
• We want to create a backup of all the data of the PC operating system, installed programs, system settings and personal data (documents, emails, photos , music, video).
• the computer hard drive has a capacity of 1000GB (1TB).
• the occupied space on the hard disk is 400GB (OS + apps + data).
• We want to create a partition to contain back up Windows.
• 400GB of storage space is then the backup partition must not be less than 400GB.
• We want to restore the backup before Windows, without using any removable media boot, pressing F11 on the computer keyboard.

 

Get Acronis True Image

To get Acronis True Image for PC colleghiamoci to the official Acronis .
We click on BUY NOW or on FREE TRIAL to get the trial version for 30 days.
We make the download and install the program on our computer.
Acronis True Image can be installed on any computer running Windows 8 / 8.1, Windows 7, Windows Vista and Windows XP.

Create the partition that will hold up

We create a partition logic of at least 400GB file system FAT32 .
We set as a drive letter from the partition letter F (we can choose any available letter).

How to backup Windows and all the data on your PC

To back up the Windows open Acronis True Image .
In the sidebar we click Backup .
I click Entire PC .
I click Select destination .
We click on the Browse …
I click + to expand Computers .
We click on Local Disk (F 🙂 .
I click OK.
If we want to change the backup settings we click on OPTIONS .
We click on the EXECUTE BACKUP to start the backup process.
We look forward to completion of the procedure.

How to restore Windows backup with Acronis True Image

To restore the backup of Windows open Acronis True Image .
In the sidebar we click Backup .
In the Backup do click All PC (PC NAME) .
We click on RESTORE DISKS .
We click on RESTORE NOW .

How to restore the operating system if Windows does not start

If we want to use the Windows Backup to restore the operating system must turn on the computer, start Windows and start Acronis True Image. But how do we restore in severe cases, when Windows crashes or does not start? The solution is called Acronis Startup Recovery Manager .
Acronis Startup Recovery Manager lets you start a standalone version of Acronis True Image before the operating system loads and without the need for a bootable media created earlier. Activating Acronis Startup Recovery Manager every time we turn on the computer displays the message Press F11 for Acronis Startup Recovery Manager … before Loading Windows. Pressing the F11 will start a standalone version of Acronis True Image, very similar to the full version, which will allow us to restore the system using the Windows backup created earlier.

How to activate Acronis Startup Recovery Manager

Windows 8 / 8.1
We press on the computer keyboard keys Windows (is the key with the Windows logo) and Q simultaneously.
In the search box we type acronis recovery startup . Windows 7 | Windows Vista We press on the computer keyboard keyWindows (is the key with the Windows logo). In the Search programs and files (Windows 7) or the Start Search (Windows Vista) we type acronis recovery startup . Windows XP I click Start. We select All Programs and Acronis .

 

In the results we click Activate Acronis Startup Recovery Manager .
In the window we click on Activate. If at the time the F11 is pressed, will run True Image .
End of activation we click on OK .

How to restore Windows backup with Acronis Startup Recovery Manager

Let’s see how to restore the backup of Windows without loading the operating system using Acronis Startup Recovery Manager .
We turn on the computer.
We press the button repeatedly F11 on your computer keyboard just text is displayed: Starting Acronis Loader … Press F11 for Acronis Startup Recovery Manager …
We select Standalone True Image using the direction keys on the computer keyboard.
We press the button Enter on the computer keyboard.
Expect it starts the standalone version of Acronis True Image .
In the left menu we click on Restore.
We click on Restore. Disks | Files and folders .
We click Search backup …
In the left we try and we click on the local disk containing the backup, in our example the Local Disk ( F : ) .
We click on the file all the PC (PC NAME ) .
We click on Restore .
We click on Next> .
We select Recover whole disks and partitions .
We click on Next> .
We select all the items and we click on Next> .
We click on Next> .
We click on Proceed to start restore procedure.
After the procedure we click on the x in the top right red to close Acronis True Immage and restart Windows.