HDClone is a small backup utility that can save your life. Well, this software will help you to create full system backup of your Operating System. It also can be used to clone disk and backup entire disk partitions easily. Please read our previous post about HDClone to know more about this Backup Software. On this article, I am going to show you how to create a full disk backup (including all partitions) using HDClone 7. This software works with Windows 7, 8 and also Windows 10.
HDClone creates physical or logical copies (clones) and file images of hard disks and other mass storage media. HDClone is the perfect tool for backups and for creating copies of entire software or operating system installations. A special SafeRescue mode makes HDClone an invaluable tool for rescuing defective hard disks and other media.
- Windows 7, 8 or Windows 10
- HDClone 7 Installation file.
Backup Entire Disk using HDClone
This step will make a backup of your entire disk into a single file. You can save the backup to an external drive or the second drive. But unfortunately, HDClone does not support Samba shared folder. But if you don’t need a cloud backup destination or Samba shared folder, you can rely on HDClone. We recommend you to use your external drive to store your full system backup.
Step 1. Install HD Clone
You can download and install HD Clone on Windows 7, Windows 8 and also Windows 10. It’s free.
Step 2. Create Backup
Open HD Clone and on the first window, click Store on the Backup section.
Select the disk you want to backup. If you have multiple disks connected, you will see all your disks here.
Next, you need to specify the image location.
Next, you can specify additional backup options. You can enable compression and also password protection to your backup. There are many options that only available in paid version.
Finally, press Start button to start the backup process
It is very easy to backup the entire disks using HD Clone 7. The backup wizard is very simple and clear for any users level. Thanks for reading this tutorial.
If I do a backup and then later want to do a restore if my original HDD is toast, what min config on a fresh NEW HDD would I need to restore the backup??