Installing and using AOMEI Backupper Standard

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AOMEI's backup support software that allows you to use the main backup functions and schedule functions for free

AOMEI Backupper Standard is a multifunctional product developed by Chinese software vendor "AOMEI Technology". Free backup softwareIt's free, but you'll get access to key backup features and schedules, as well as technical support (weekdays only), which is rare for the free version.

System requirements

Version 6 Currently

OS: Windows XP / Vista / 7/8/10 (32bit / 64bit)

* A writable optical drive is required to create bootable media.

Where to get the software

AOMEI Backupper Standard Official Download Page

Install AOMEI Backupper Standard

AOMEI Backupper Standard does not include adware or spyware that security software detects, but AOMEI Backupper ads appear in notifications when the app launches.

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Click "Free Download" on the AOMEI Backupper Standard download page.

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Launch the downloaded installer, and when the User Account Control message is displayed, click "Yes" to allow it.

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The language selection screen will be displayed. Confirm that it is "Japanese" and click "OK".

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"Skip" to use the free version of AOMEI Backupper.

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Check the license agreement and if there are no problems, click "Install Now".

The installation destination can be changed from "Path".

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After the installation is complete, click "Experience Now".

The "User Experience Improvement Plan" sends usage status anonymously, so if you are interested, uncheck it and opt out.

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The User Account Control dialog will be displayed at startup. If you allow it with "Yes", AOMEI Backupper Standard will start.

Creating bootable discs

Create an emergency boot disk that allows you to access your system backup files when Windows does not boot, as it often fails to boot.

Since the boot media to be created is about 400MB in size, a CD-R can also be used, and a blank media is set in a writable optical drive, or a USB memory that can be formatted is connected to the PC.

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Select "Create Bootable Disc" from "Tools" on the left sidebar.

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Select "Windows PE".

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For the boot mode, select "UEFI bootable disk" if the PC used is UEFI, or select "legacy bootable disk" if the PC is BIOS.

"UEFI bootable discs" are created with GPT and "legacy bootable discs" are created with MBR.
If the boot media creation fails, enable "Download WinPE creation environment from the Internet".

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After selecting "USB boot device", specify the USB memory set in the PC and click "Next".

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Check the dialog and click "Yes" to start creating the boot media.

Startup test

Test the operation of the created boot media.

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Call the boot menu on your PC and specify the boot media.

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For legacy bootable discs, the message "Press any key to boot from USB" will appear, so press any key.

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The test is complete when AOMEI Backupper starts.

To restore, specify the system backup file from "Restore" on the left sidebar and execute.
If the boot disk does not boot normally, export the "ISO file" and write it to the USB memory with Rufus.
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How to use AOMEI Backupper Standard

The free version of AOMEI Backupper Standard provides features such as "System Backup and Restore", "Data File Backup and Restore", and "File Sync", and the backup file is saved as an image file with the extension .adi to restore the data. Also run with AOMEI Backupper.

See below for backup
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Windows backup settings and restore method

Differences in backup functions implemented by Windows and how to set them Windows has a practical backup function that can roll back system and user files in case of unforeseen circumstances, and repairs and first […] to eliminate problems.

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There are "system backup", "file backup", and "disk backup" in the backup, and when the backup is executed, it is added as a "task".

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The backup file is Basic disc Can only be saved in Dynamic discCannot be saved in.
To use "OneKey Recovery" in the backup menu with another product, you need to install "OneKey Recovery" separately.
System backup

The system backup includes the Windows installed on the C drive, applications, drivers, and the partitions required for Windows to operate.

Restoring using a system backup file rolls back the PC environment to the state of the backup file.

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For system backup, select "System Backup" from "Backup" on the left sidebar.

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Specify the save destination of the backup file.

It is recommended to save to a drive other than C drive in case you cannot access the C drive where Windows is installed.

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The task name is set automatically, but make it a descriptive name when you "restore".

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Click "Start" to start the backup process.

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The backup settings are fine by default, but you can change them in the "Options" if necessary.

Schedule

If you want to schedule the backup, click "Schedule" and make any settings.

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In the free version, the "backup scheme" function that deletes backup files after the setting period cannot be used, so be careful about the free space of the save destination when scheduling backups.

System backup defaults to Incremental Scheme and can also be changed to Full Backup on the Details tab.

Incremental scheme
After one full backup, only the changed part is backed up, and when restoring to the latest backup, all backup files including the full backup are required, but the backup time and file size There is a merit that can save.
Full backup
Restoration is possible with a single file because the entire system drive is backed up each time, but the backup time and size will increase.
Diff scheme (not available in free version)
In order to back up the changed part for one full backup and full backup, restore with two data, full back file and differential backup.
Backups take longer than incremental backups, but they require fewer files to restore, reducing the risk of a restore.

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If you have set a schedule, select any menu from the list of "Start" buttons.

Scheme (paid function)

"Backup scheme" is a function that can be used with paid AOMEI Backupper Pro, and you can set automatic deletion of backup files.

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Select "Scheme" to set automatic deletion of backup files.

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After upgrading to AOMEI Backupper Pro, "Enable Backup Schemes" will be available and you can set each scheme from the list.

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The "Group" used in the scheme settings is "Full Backup 3 + Incremental 1 + Incremental 1" when the number of backups held by the incremental backup scheme is 2, and the next group "Full Backup 1 +" The group of "Full Backup 2 + Increment 3 + Increment 4" is automatically deleted when "Increment 1 + Increment 1" is generated.

File backup

File backup backs up any folder or file as an image file.

File backup can be restored on a file-by-file basis, so if you back up regularly on a schedule, you can manage the generation of files.

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For system backup, select "File Backup" from "Backup" on the left sidebar.

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Set an arbitrary task name and specify the folder / file to be backed up from "Add folder / Add file".

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Multiple folders / files to be backed up can be registered. Select "Folders / Files" from the list, specify the items to be backed up, and then set the backup destination.

Set a backup schedule as needed.
Disk backup

Disk backup includes information such as SSD / HDD partitions installed on the PC.

Standard can back up Basic discAlone Dynamic discIs not supported.

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For disk backup, select "Disk Backup" from "Backup" on the left sidebar.

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Set any task name and click "Add Disk".

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Select the disk to be backed up from the "Disk Selection Screen" and click "Add".

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Multiple disks can be selected.

Set a backup schedule as needed.
Partition backup

While disk backup backs up the entire SSD / HDD, "partition backup" backs up in units of drives created on the disk.

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For partition backup, select "Partition Backup" from "Backup" on the left sidebar.

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Set any task name and click "Add Partition".

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Multiple partitions (drives) can be specified as with disk backup.

Sync

Since the backup is saved as an image file, "Restore" is required to use it, whereas "Synchronize" copies the specified folder / file to another location and does not restore the backed up file. Can be used for.

In file backup, even if the necessary folder is deleted, it can be restored from the backup data before deletion, but in synchronization, the deleted folder is also deleted in the save destination.

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Select "Basic Sync" from "Sync" on the left sidebar.

Only "Basic Sync" is available in the free version.

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Specify the folder to be synchronized.

Since real-time synchronization is not available in Standard, set the synchronization timing in "Schedule" according to the frequency of folder changes.
Real-time synchronization (paid function)

Real-time synchronization is like online storage such as OneDrive or Dropbox in the local environment, and it monitors the target folder and reflects the changes in the folder to the target in real time.

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Click "Real-time sync" on the sync settings screen.

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If you want to delete the objects deleted from the backup source folder from the target destination as well, check "Delete files from source directory".

If you do not check it, files deleted from the deleted source will also be saved in the synchronization destination folder.

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"Restore" is an operation to extract the backed up image file, select the backup file, and specify the extraction destination.

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Click "Select Image File" from "Restore" on the left sidebar and specify the backup file to extract.

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Restoration is in a wizard format, and the settings differ depending on the selected task, but the basic procedure is "Specify the data to be restored"-> "Specify the destination to expand the restored data".

Restore system backup

Restoring a system backup differs depending on whether you are restoring to an existing system drive or to another disk, and a reboot is required to restore to an existing system drive.

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System backup overwrites the current system drive by default.

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When restoring a system backup to an existing disk Since it cannot be overwritten if Windows is running, restart it to start "Windows PE" that runs on memory, and then expand the backup file. Enable "Switch to AOMEI WinPE environment and continue operation" and click "Yes".

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After restarting, AOMEI Backupper Standard will start automatically after WindowsPE starts and the restoration process will start.

No operation is required as all restoration processing is performed automatically.

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When the process is completed, a restart message will appear, so click "OK".

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When you restart, it is restored including the installed application.

Restore to another disk

System backup files can be restored to a destination other than the existing system disk.

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If you want to deploy to another location, check "Restore system to another location".

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A list of disks installed on the PC is displayed, so specify the partition to restore to.

If the restore destination disk is in an unallocated state, the restore destination disk can be used as a boot disk, but if you want to port it to another computer, you need to process it with a paid "universal clone".

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Note that if you specify an existing partition as the restore destination, the system disk configuration will be expanded in the partition, so even if you specify the restored disk as the boot disk, Windows will not start.

Restore disk backup

Restoring a disk backup restores the backup file to the specified disk.

MBR disk backups can also be restored to GPT format disks, but if disk format conversion is required, pre-restore conversion is recommended.

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If you are backing up multiple disks, select the disk you want to restore.

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Specify the restore destination disk.

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A confirmation message will be displayed confirming that the data on the restore destination disk will be erased, and clicking "Yes" will start the restore.

Restore data backup

Data backup can be restored by specifying any file from the backed up image file.

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After selecting any backup file from the list of dates, you can expand the backup file in a tree, so check the folder / file you want to restore.

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"Restore to original location" rolls back the selected folders / files to the backup data, and "Restore to new location" restores the backup files to any location while leaving the source.

clone

Clone is a function that replicates to other disks connected to the PC, including the partition configuration of the disk, and can be cloned if the disk size of the target disk is larger than the capacity of the clone source disk.

The free version does not support cloning system disks.

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Select "Disk Clone" or "Partition Clone" from "Clone" on the left sidebar.

Disk clone
Duplicate the specified disk to the target disk.
Partition clone
Duplicate the specified partition / volume to any location.

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Select the disk / partition to duplicate.

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Select the destination disk / partition.

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Check the dialog and click "Yes".

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If the target disk is SSD, enable "SSD 4K Alignment" and click "Start".

How to buy AOMEI Backupper Pro

AOMEI Backupper Pro has a "regular license" for which you can upgrade for a fee and a "permanent license" for free upgrade to a new version. One license for a perpetual license is about 1 yen, and payment is a German payment agency service with a Japanese subsidiary. "Clever Bridge".

AOMEI Backupper Pro purchase page 

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"Regular license" "Permanent license"

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After confirming the product and price on the purchase page, enter the required items.

Payment methods are "convenience store payment", "credit card", and " PayPal Is available.

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When the authentication of payment information is completed, the final confirmation screen will appear, so click "Buy now".

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When the payment is completed, the product key will be displayed at the same time as the order number, so copy it.

The product key is also included in the body of the email "Order number xxxxxxxx: AOMEI Partition Assistant Pro ~" sent to the email address.

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"Register" from the menu of AOMEI Backupper Standard.

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Paste the copied product key and click "Register".

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Upgrade completed.

License migration

Since the purchased license is linked to the identification number of the activated PC, the license will be recognized even if the same PC is installed and uninstalled repeatedly, but the PC will be replaced, the Windows will be replaced, and the motherboard will be replaced. The license registration is rejected because it is not recognized as the same PC as.

If you want to transfer the purchased license to another PC, write the information at the time of license purchase such as "order number", "name", "registered email address" in the email. AOMEI support If you contact (Japanese support), they will respond.

 

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