Windows 10 Full Back Up
Windows 10 backup is actually Confusingly called Backup and Restore (Windows 7).
This back up will perform a full back up of your computers hard drive(s) including files folders programs and settings.
To Set up Backup and Restore
You are going to need an external USB hard drive for this. Depending on the amount of data you have on your computer this is likely to be a one or two terabyte drive
1 . Connect your external hard drive
2 . In the search box type backup
3 . Click Backup Settings
4 . Under settings you will see, Go to Backup and Restore (Windows 7)
5 . Click Go to Backup and Restore (Windows 7)
6 . Click Set up backup
7 . The Backup set up will begin
8 . Select the destination location for your backup
*Your connected external hard drive
9 . Let Windows Choose is recommended
10. Click Next
11. On the Review screen, you can edit when and how often you would like the back up performed
Once per week is recommended.
12. Click Save settings and run back up
Your backup is now in progress
You can run the backup at any time manually if you wish
For backup to run, your computer must be turned on and have your external drive connected
You might find it helpful to rename your external hard drive to something like Backup, Backup2020, My backup.
See our post Rename a USB Stick or Hard drive