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Getting Started & User Guide.

Introduction

This guide is designed to get you going with AISBackup, and introduce some functionality that may not be obvious at first sight.

For help with specific backup and restore topics download a PDF Guide.

You may also navigate this user guide by clicking on the AISBackup buttons on the images.

PDF Guides

Unless otherwise stated these instructions work with: 32-bit and 64-bit versions of Windows XP, Windows Server 2003, Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10, Windows 2000, Windows Server 2000, 2003, 2008, 2012 2016 and Windows NT4.

  • Copying the Windows 10 Operating System and Other Partitions to a New GPT Formatted Disk on a PC That Boots Using UEFI.
    Last updated: 19 September 2016
    In this scenario a 1TB disk drive is to be replaced by a 6TB disk drive. The source disk contains the EFI boot partition, a Windows recovery partition, the 'C:' drive that contains the Windows 10 Operating System, a BACKUP partition and a DATA partition.

    This guide will help with upgrading or replacing disks in modern UEFI booting laptops and PCs.

    Click to Download the PDF Guide.
  • PC backup to disk, external disk, network disk or DVD and Bootable Restore CD Set-up:
    Last updated: 23 January 2014
    This guide explains step-by-step how to make a backup of your PC suitable for disaster recovery and ad-hoc restoring of documents etc.

    The guide also shows you how to make the AISBackup bootable recovery CD, bootable USB external drive or bootable USB flash drive.

    The guide also shows you how to make a single backup job backup to multiple external drives to facilitate on-site and off-site backups.

    Click to Download the PDF Guide.
  • How to use the AISBackup Disaster Recovery Restore Media (CD, DVD, Flash Drive or External Drive):
    Last updated: 24 January 2014
    This guide explains step-by-step how restore your PC following a disaster or if requested to during a normal restore.

    The restore media provides a much better solution to doing the equivalent a factory reset on your PC as the restore will be based on a more recent copy of your PC's files than a factory reset will provide (after all your pictures, music and documents were not already on your PC when you purchased it).

    This guide also shows you how to use the advanced options of the restore media, for example changing drive letter assignments, editing the registry.

    Instructions on how to make the restore media are shown in the PC backup to disk.... guide, above..

    Click to Download the PDF Guide.

  • How to backup Windows from a MBR disk and restore it to an EFI booting GPT disk.

    This guide takes you set-by-step backing up Windows 8.1, creating the AISBackup bootable restore CD or bootable USB flash drive and then restoring Windows to a 4 terabyte disk drive. In order to use the full 4TB the disk must be formatted using GPT instead of MBR and in this example we make the disk (U)EFI bootable.

    Please note that EFI booting is only possible on 64-bit versions of Windows. This procedure will not work for 64-bit Windows XP or 64-bit Windows Server 2003. Indeed, Windows XP cannot access GPT disks in any case.

    Click to Download the PDF Guide.


  • How to restore documents, e-mail and address book from a Windows XP or Windows 2000 backup to Windows 7 or Windows Vista:
    Last updated: 4 January 2010
    This guide shows you step-by-step how to take a backup from a Windows XP computer and restore the documents, favourites, e-mail, address book and AISBackup registration key file to a Windows 7 PC or Windows Vista PC. The guide shows you how to import Outlook Express e-mail into the replacement Windows Mail program.
    These instructions will also work with backups made on Windows 95, 98, 98SE and Windows ME.

    Click to Download PDF Guide.
  • PC Disaster Recovery Restore using Windows Vista or Windows 7 set-up DVD:
    Last updated: 31 December 2009
    This guide explains step-by-step how to make a restore of your PC using a Windows 7 or Windows Vista set-up DVD. Use this option if you did not make the disaster recovery media (CD, DVD, flash drive or external drive).

    Click to Download the PDF Guide.
  • Repair the Windows Boot Menu:
    Last updated: 16 January 2011
    This guide explains step-by-step how to repair the Windows boot menu and covers dual booting Windows 7 or Windows Vista and Windows XP. Please note that the guide is also suitable for the Windows Server operating system's.

    Click to Download the PDF Guide.