Backing Up your Windows Installation and Restoring It Using Acronis (UEFI BIOS)


I have also wrote a similar guide using Macrium Reflect. This software carries out the same function as Acronis, is not limited to a particular type of External Hard Drive and has a superior User-Interface. See Backing Up your Windows Installation Using Macrium Reflect (UEFI BIOS).

Downloading Acronis

Free versions of Acronis can be downloaded if you have the following hardware:

In any case its recommended to have a large SeaGate/WD External hard drive for backing up your Windows installation to. If you don’t you can use the 30 day free trial to backup your Windows installation and restore it.

Using Acronis

I will focus on the SeaGate DiscWizard (Acronis Version 16) and the Acronis WD Edition (Version 18) as these are the free Editions of Acronis and since most External Hard Drives are made by either vendor. The user interface of these two versions is significantly different so I will split them into different guides.