Dell backup and recovery windows 10

The Best Alternative to Dell Backup and Recovery for Windows 10

Dell backup and recovery windows 10

When it comes to Dell Backup and Recovery (DBaR), some of you may be curious about it. Well then, what is it?

In a nutshell, it is a backup and recovery application for only Dell computers, designed to protect your most important digital documents and memories within a few clicks.

It was preloaded on new Dell Windows 7 and Windows 8 devices shipped before April 14, 2016. Recently, this software has been upgraded to version 1.9 which is only available to systems that upgrade to Windows 10, but systems that ship with Windows 10 will not have DBaR pre-installed.

This is to maintain compatibility with this application. For Dell computer users, this tool is used commonly.

However, many users complained to us that Dell Backup and Recovery needs to be paid. One person said: “I upgraded my computer from Windows 7 to 10 and previously installed Dell Backup and Recovery. But it was missing. And I downloaded a new. A warning appeared, asking me to upgrade to the Premium Edition so as to create a system backup.”

On the other hand, some of you upgrade to Premium Edition but find Dell Backup and Recovery not working, for example, taking a long time, program stuck issue and more. If you also have one of these situations, what should you do? Uninstall it now.

Here, we strongly recommend using an alternative to this tool to back up Windows 10 OS.

Tip: Computers that ship with Windows 10 installed from the factory won't have Dell Backup and Recovery. To back up Windows 10, you can use the native Backup and Restore tool. Besides, a piece of reliable backup software is also helpful.

MiniTool ShadowMaker – Alternative to Dell Backup and Recovery Windows 10

If you don't want to use Dell Backup and Recovery and uninstall it, but want to look for a piece of professional, reliable and free backup software to back up your Dell laptop, here MiniTool ShadowMaker is worthy of being recommended.

Developed by MiniTool Solution Ltd., it is specially designed to back up and restore your Windows operating system, partition, hard drive, and files, without Dell backup and recovery problems.

Most importantly, an ideal backup solution should meet these requirements: automatic backup, incremental backup and differential backup.

Fortunately, MiniTool ShadowMaker allows you to create a scheduled backup by specifying a certain time point. Besides, it enables you to create incremental backups and differential backups for the changed data only and it also supports disk space management.

Hot article: 3 Types of Backup: Full, Incremental, Differential – MiniTool

This freeware is compatible with Windows 10/8/7. To protect your Dell laptop, just download it from our website and install it on your laptop for Dell backup and recovery Windows 10.

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In the following content, let's see some details about how to use Dell backup and recovery freeware in Windows 10.

How to Back up Dell Laptop Windows 10

Here is the guide on system backup with the Dell Backup and Recovery alternative.

Step 1: Choose a backup module.

Run MiniTool ShadowMaker in Windows 10 to enter a small window where you should choose to manage your local computer. Just click Connect button on the left side to step 2 to begin local backup settings.

Additionally, you can also start a remote backup by typing the IP and clicking the right Connect button to manage the computer in the same LAN.

Step 2: Go to the Home window.

Then, this freeware goes to the Home page where you should click SET UP BACKUP button if you haven't created a backup for Windows 10.

Step 3: Specify the backup source and destination storage path.

Now you are on the Backup page. Here, you see this Dell backup and recovery freeware has selected system partitions by default. If you want to back up the entire hard drive, just click the Source section, choose one disk and check all partitions.

Then, you also need to specify a destination path to save the system backup image file or hard drive image file. Note that you had better back up your Dell laptop to an external hard drive so as to do a recovery with ease in Windows 10.

Step 4: Make advanced settings. (This is optional for you.)

In fact, there are three additional features in the Backup window: Schedule, Scheme, and Options.

1. Schedule: Four modes are offered including Daily, WeeklyMonthly and On Event. Just click one to specify a certain time point for your Dell laptop to create an automatic backup.

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Related article: 3 Ways to Create Automatic File Backup in Windows 10 Easily

2. Scheme: Switch OFF to ON. Then, you can find the Incremental backup scheme is selected by default.

By specifying the numbers of backup image file versions you want to keep, disk space management will be performed when incremental backups are created.

Certainly, you can change the backup scheme to Full or Differential.

Related article: The Best Incremental Backup Software for Windows 10/8/7

3. Options: This feature allows you to make many advanced settings, for example, choose backup image creation mode, determine compression level, add a comment to a backup, etc.

Step 5: Start backup.

After completing all settings for Dell laptop backup in Windows 10, now it's your turn to click Back up Now button. Then, view the backup operation in Manage page.

You may also : The Best Way to Back up Laptop to External Hard Drive in Windows

Now, we have told you how to back up Dell laptop in Windows 10. Actually, some of you are wondering about “Dell backup and recovery Windows 10”. In the following part, let's see how to restore Windows 10 from an external hard drive.

How to Do Dell Recovery Windows 10

Tip: This alternative to Dell Backup and Recovery only allows you to restore the operating system in WinPE.

Therefore, you need to create a bootable USB drive or CD/DVD with Media Builder feature in MiniTool ShadowMaker Free Edition.

Then, boot your Dell laptop from the bootable disc you have created by changing the boot order.

And MiniTool ShadowMaker will automatically run. Now, start the Dell recovery in Windows 10.

Step 1: Select a backup to do Dell laptop recovery.

Go to Restore window, then you will find the backups you have created are listed here. Just choose the system backup and click Restore button for recovery in Windows 10.

Note: The drive letter is different from what it is really in Windows. Please identify the backup you need according to the backup time.

Step 2: Select a version.

Next, the backup time will be shown. Just choose a backup version depending on time and click Next to continue.

Step 3: Select partitions to restore from a backup file.

All partitions included in the backup file are listed in the following interface and you need to choose the partitions to restore from the selected backup file. If you are doing a system recovery, all system drives should be checked.

Most importantly, MBR and Track 0 must be selected. Or else, your Windows 10 operating system will be unbootable after the recovery.

Step 4: Select a target disk.

In the following interface, you are asked to decide which disk you want to restore your Windows backup to.

Here, we suggest restoring the system image file to the original system disk. Then, after clicking Next button, a small window pops up to tell you which partition on your target disk will be overwritten while restoring an image. Click OK button to the next step.

Step 5: Begin the recovery process.

Then, this Dell backup and recovery freeware will enter operation process interface. Please wait patiently and after a few minutes, the recovery is finished.

Once system issues happen to your laptop, just use a system backup image file to restore your Dell laptop to its normal state. Within simple steps, Dell laptop recovery can be completed effectively.

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Further Reading: Back up Windows 10 Disk via Cloning with MiniTool ShadowMaker

As a matter of fact, in addition to protecting your laptop by means of “Dell backup and recovery Windows 10”, MiniTool ShadowMaker offers another backup solution – disk cloning. This way can help you to quickly copy your Windows 10 system disk to another hard drive.

In the event of system corruption, the target disk can be directly used to boot your laptop without recovery.

Well then, how can you clone Windows 10 disk? Download MiniTool ShadowMaker Trial Edition and install it on your Dell laptop. Then, begin the cloning operation by following the guide below.

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Step 1: Run this free alternative to Dell Backup and Recovery in Windows 10. Then, choose a local computer to manage.

Step 2: Enter Tools window, find Clone Disk to click it.

Step 3: Then in the pop-out window, choose the system disk where Windows 10 is installed as the source disk and select another hard drive as the target disk.

Note: • Make sure that the target disk has enough disk space to hold all the source content.

• Cloning process will erase all data on your target disk. Thus, back up important files on this disk in advance.

Step 4: Next, this Dell Backup and Recovery alternative is performing the cloning operation. The copy time is determined by the disk data size and read-write speed. So, be patient.

After completing this operation, you will be asked to disconnect either source disk or target disk since Windows operating system marks one disk as offline, as shown below.

Here for backup, just remove the target disk and put it in a safe place. When Dell laptop OS goes wrong, remove your source disk, connect the target disk to this laptop and boot from it directly. Without system recovery, your laptop can work well.

In conclusion, MiniTool ShadowMaker is quite powerful for Dell backup and recovery Windows 10.

As an alternative to Dell laptop backup and recovery tool, this freeware helps not only to back up and restore system, partition or disk from an image file but also to protect your laptop well via disk cloning. If you are looking for a professional tool for Windows 10 backup & recovery, why not get it to have a try.

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Here is the end of this post. You know what Dell Backup and Recovery is and how to back up Dell laptop in Windows 10 with its free alternative – MiniTool ShadowMaker. Now, it's time for you to back up your Dell laptop in Windows 10.

If you have some questions while using MiniTool ShadowMaker, don't hesitate to let us know. Besides, any suggestions for backup & recovery for Dell laptop are also welcome. Just leave your idea in the following comment or send it to [email protected].

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Dell Backup and Recovery – Windows 7 and 8.1 (Clean Install)

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This guide instructs how to setup Dell Backup of Recovery on A Clean Installation of Windows 7 or 8.1. Note that the Windows 7 or 8.1 Recovery Partition made in this guide is a pseudo–Factory Recovery Partition.

This is a snapshot of your system, at the moment you installed Dell Backup and Recovery and restoring to it will not give you the full Windows setup options that a Dell preinstalled with Windows 7 or 8.1 OEM  Partition will will.

 Anything that says Factory below refers to your pseudo–Factory Recovery Partition.

This guide does not apply to Windows 10 due to the way Windows 10 is Updated. For Windows 10 see my guide on Macrium Reflect. wise if using Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 and you do not want a single Recovery Partition on your OS Boot Drive but rather a series of Backups on an External Hard Drive use Macrium Reflect.

This guide does not apply to Upgrade Installs which have Factory Partitions corresponding to older versions of Windows.


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Dell Hardware

Dell Backup and Recovery will only install on a Dell System.

Clean Windows 7 or 8.1 Clean Installation

You must have a Direct Clean Installation of Windows 7 or 10 without any recovery partition. If a recovery partition is present Dell Backup and Recovery will attempt to repair it instead of creating a new Recovery Partition.

For Windows 8.1 you should be signed in with a Local Account on the Clean Install so your Microsoft Account isn't incorporated into your pseudo Recovery Partition. For more details see here:

  • Windows 7 Clean Installation
  • Windows 8.1 Clean Installation

Checking your System Partitions

Check your system partitions. [Windows 8.1] Right click the Start Button and select Disk Management.

For Windows 7 left click the start button and select control panel and then select System and Security:

Select Administrative Tools:

Select Computer Management

Select Storage

On a Windows 10 GPT Install (UEFI BIOS) the Disk 0 system partitions should look this. You should have a 100 MB EFI Partition and a 450 MB Recovery Partition – these are default partitions setup by Windows 10 in an UEFI install and have nothing to do with Dell Backup and Recovery. For Windows 8.1 in UEFI these will be similar but perhaps different partition sizes.

For a Windows 7 GPT Install (UEFI BIOS) the Disk 0 system partitions should look this. You should have a 100 MB EFI Partition these are default partitions setup by Windows 7 in an UEFI install and have nothing to do with Dell Backup and Recovery.

For a Windows 8.1 MBR Install the Disk 0 system partitions should look this. You should have a 350 MB NTFS System Reserved Partition and the rest of the drive should be your C: Drive where Windows is installed.

For a Windows 7 MBR Install the Disk 0 system partition should have a 100 MB NTFS System Reserved Partition and the rest of the drive should be your C: Drive where Windows is installed.

Checking your Activation Status

I also recommend checking your Windows 10 is activated. Right click the Start Button and then select System:

Windows should be activated:

Installation of System Drivers and 3rd Party Software

The whole point in installing Dell Backup and Recovery and creating a Recovery Partition is that the Recovery Partition is an image of your Clean Installation which includes all the drivers and programs you have installed. Otherwise you have a Recovery Partition which is useless and has no advantage over generic installation media.

You should install Microsoft Office and 3rd party programs.

Note the more 3rd party programs you install and files you copy over the larger the factory partition….

  • Install paid programs which need some form of product activation Microsoft Office as it will save you the hassles of reactivating them.
  • You can avoid installation of an assortment of multiple free programs which update every month or so VLC Player, Adobe Reader etc. You can get the latest versions of these when your restore to your factory image.
  • I also tend to avoid installation of a security suite, it'll be date by the time you restore to the Recovery Partition.
  • I advise not setting up OneDrive otherwise the files downloaded offline will be incorporated into your Recovery Partition, This can cause hassles later on, for instance if you reorganise your OneDrive and then a year or so later Factory Reset, all your old files will be re-synced and this might create a mess.
  • I also advise against copying over your user files (Documents, Music, Pictures, Videos) to the system until the Recovery Partition is made otherwise they will be incorporated into the Recovery Partition.

To look at the programs you have installed, right click the start button and select Program and Features:

All of these programs you have listed here will be incorporated into your Recovery Partition:

Theres no point in creating a Factory Image unless you have all the necessary system drivers installed. Right click the Start Button and open the Device Manager:

Make sure there are no warnings and that generic drivers aren't installed for the Display Adapter in particular:

If your Device Manager isn't without errors see:

  • Driver Installation Order
  • Checking Hardware IDs in the Device Manager

Installing Dell Backup and Recovery

The latest installer for Dell Backup and Recovery is available here:

Download it it should be 182,974 KB. Double click it to launch it:

Select yes at the User Account Control:

DBaR will extract and then the install will begin:

Select next:

Select install:

Restart your computer when prompted:

When you log in the Dell Backup and Recovery install will continue automatically:

This will take some time depending on the size of your drive and the speed of your hardware. When its ready select Finish:

You should now have a new Windows 10 Recovery Partition. To check right click the Start Button and select Disk Management:

The C: partition has stunk and there is a ~7.82 GB partition in my case using a Windows 10 UEFI install as an example.

Your partitions will differ in size depending on how much 3rd party programs you have installed and depending what version of Windows you had and whether you installed in UEFI or MBR.

Press the Start button and click to the top left to open the Start Menu.

Scroll down to D and left click the Dell folder to expand it. Then left click Dell Backup and Recovery:

Select Yes at the User Account Control:

Dell Backup and Recovery will initialise:

Check the box to allow Dell to collect the Service Tag and then select Ok:

Select next:

Here you will be given 3 options to make Recovery Media. Never ever select the Recordable Disk as it cannot boot in a UEFI BIOS.

I prefer the Bootable USB Flash Drive but the Bootable USB External Hard Drive also works well. To the top it will tell you how large your Recovery Partition is and how much free space you'll need in this case 7.41 GB. In general a 16-32 GB USB flash drive is recommended:

When Dell Backup and Recovery finds your device it'll be listed to the top right. Left click it:

Then select continue at the bottom:

Select yes to format the USB Flash Drive.

Note for an external hard drive you won't need to format the entire hard drive, it will just change the partition to add a FAT32 bootable partition.

Dell Backup and Recovery will now copy files to the USB Flash Drive:

Select next:

You can now opt to get Premium Features such as Cloud Data Backup. Personally I prefer an Office 365 subscription with 1 TB OneDrive. Since this is the new “Factory Settings” there is also no use in doing a data backup at this time so I'll just select Later and then close Dell Backup and Recovery:

Note for multiple HDDs/SSDs. The Setup does not give any options to select HDD/SSD and will automatically install on the largest drive. This can be problematic if you have a 250 GB SSD and 2 TB HDD with the SSD being the Windows Boot Drive. To overcome this issue, physically disconnect all Drives you don't want to install Windows on.

Hold F12 while powering up your computer (at the Dell UEFI BIOS screen):

Press [↓] (if necessary) and highlight your USB device or External USB Hard Drive and press [Enter].

You will be given an instruction showing “Loading files…” then the Dell logo and then Dell Backup and Recovery will launch:

If you select “next” it will try and repair the Windows installation present on the drive and then boot from it. I don't want to use this in this case in particular as I am installing on a new SSD and want to Factory Reset so I will select Advanced Options.

I will then select Factory Reset and then select next.

Dell Backup and Recovery will take some time to prepare the hard drive, restore the system and finalise:

When its done you will be prompted for a restart.

Before restarting remove the USB Flash Drive or USB External Hard Drive. In my tests clicking restart with them plugged in made the UEFI BIOS default to them as they were the last select boot device.

Select restart.

After you log in Dell Backup and Recovery will perform some background tasks:

Thats it you have performed your Factory Reset from your custom image/USB Recovery Media.


Dell Backup and Recovery

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Простая, надежная и безопасная защита данных

Dell Backup and Recovery — это приложение для резервного копирования и восстановления, позволяющее всего несколькими нажатиями кнопки мыши надежно защитить самые важные цифровые документы и личные файлы.

Резервное копирование с помощью Dell Backup and Recovery поможет защититься от потери данных в результате:

  • вирусных атак;
  • случайного удаления файлов;
  • повреждения операционной системы или ПО;
  • сбоев оборудования*.

*Если резервное копирование данных выполнялось на дополнительный накопитель.

Приложение Dell Backup and Recovery предлагается в двух версиях: Basic и Premium.

Примечание. Поддержка облачного сервиса Dell Backup and Recovery Cloud прекращается, и новые подписки не принимаются.

Если вы в настоящее время являетесь подписчиком Dell Backup and Recovery Cloud, на ваш адрес электронной почты, указанный в сервисе, будут отправлены важные уведомления. Дополнительную информацию см.

в разделе Часто задаваемые вопросы по прекращению поддержки облачного сервиса.

Загрузите Dell Backup and Recovery

Приложение Dell Backup and Recovery Basic уже загружено на все новые устройства Dell с Windows 7 и Windows 8, поставленные до 14 апреля 2016 г. Оно поддерживает следующие функции:

  • Создание дисков для переустановки (дисков восстановления) для вашего устройства
  • Сброс настроек устройства в исходное заводское состояние
  • Резервное копирование и восстановление данных вручную

Если ваша система была поставлена с Dell DataSafe или Dell Backup and Recovery Manager и вы хотите получить дополнительную информацию об этих продуктах, обратитесь к разделу Устаревшие приложения для резервного копирования на этой странице.

Три простых шага для защиты данных:

  • Выберите, ЧТО должно быть сохранено в резервной копии.
    Создайте резервную копию всей системы или нескольких файлов.
  • Выберите, ГДЕ будет храниться резервная копия.
    Создайте резервную копию на основном жестком диске и (или) на USB-накопителе.
  • Выберите, КОГДА будет создаваться резервная копия.
    Резервное копирование может выполняться по расписанию или с помощью функции непрерывной защиты данных**, обеспечивающей сохранность личных файлов сразу после их создания.

**Функция непрерывной защиты данных не входит в версию Basic.

Установка и системные требования

Установка Dell Backup and Recovery

  • Убедитесь, что ваше устройство соответствует минимальным системным требованиям.
  • Сохраните все открытые файлы и закройте все приложения.
  • Удалите предыдущие версии приложений для резервного копирования от Dell, если таковые имеются. Речь идет о приложениях Dell Backup and Recovery Manager, Dell DataSafe Local и Dell DataSafe Online.
  • Скачайте Dell Backup and Recovery и запустите программу установки.
  • Если программа запросит разрешение на внесение изменений на компьютере, нажмите Да.
  • Следуйте инструкциям на экране.
  • Перезапустите систему по запросу программы.
  • После перезапуска системы дождитесь завершения обновления, прежде чем начинать работу с приложением.
  • Чтобы открыть Dell Backup and Recovery, нажмите кнопку Пуск. В поле поиска введите Backup и нажмите значок Dell Backup and Recovery (белые часы в синем квадрате).

Минимальные системные требования

  • Операционная система: Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1
  • Процессор: с частотой 1 ГГц или выше
  • Системная память: 1 Гбайт (для 32-разрядной версии) или 2 Гбайт (для 64-разрядной версии)
  • Место на жестком диске: не менее 16 Гбайт свободного места

Доступ к Dell Backup and Recovery во время загрузки системыЕсли при загрузке происходит сбой и получить доступ к операционной системе невозможно, вы все равно можете запустить Dell Backup and Recovery.Для Windows 8/8.1:    Во время загрузки (отображения заставки) нажмите клавишу F12 и выберите Dell Backup and Recovery в меню загрузки.

Для Windows 7:

  • Нажмите клавишу F8 во время загрузки (отображения заставки).
  • Выберите «Восстановление системы».
  • Выберите Dell Backup and Recovery в меню «Параметры восстановления».

Устаревшие приложения резервного копированияСправочную информацию о других приложениях резервного копирования от Dell, которые могут поставляться с вашим компьютером, см.

на следующих страницах:

  • Dell Backup and Recovery Manager

Резервное копирование системыРезервное копирование с помощью Dell Backup and Recovery Basic — хороший старт для защиты важных персональных данных.

Если система была повреждена из-за вируса, системного или аппаратного сбоя, вы сможете восстановить ее предыдущее состояние, включая приложения, настройки и персональные данные. Восстановление может быть произведено на тот или иной момент времени с помощью полной копии системы.

Если вы перешли на версию Dell Backup and Recovery Premium, то можете создавать резервные копии системы и обеспечить самую полную защиту данных.

Непрерывная защита данныхЕсли вы перешли на Dell Backup and Recovery Premium, вам доступны резервное копирование по расписанию, а также непрерывная защита самых важных данных. Функция непрерывной защиты данных позволяет защищать рабочие документы в реальном времени и возвращаться к любой предыдущей версии, которая могла быть сохранена как несколько минут назад, так и несколькими неделями раньше.

Дополнительные возможностиВместе с резервным копированием системы и непрерывной защитой данных Dell Backup and Recovery Premium предлагает следующие возможности:

  • Управление резервными копиями и их объединение без дублирования файлов для экономии места на диске.
  • Резервное копирование и восстановление файлов в зависимости от их типа (изображения, видео, электронная почта, документы).

Подробнее о функциях версии Premium

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