Featured Software
October 31, 2021
by Dan Delong

AOMEI Backupper

AOMEI Backupper

AOMEI appears to be a major player in cloud systems, server maintenance, and business office workstation set-up and maintenance. This free consumer product - Backupper - and the free version of their Partition Manager, are a helpful, one-stop, service for those wishing to safely and knowledgeably update to Windows 11.

AOMEI Backupper

The left most box installs Partition Assistant, then offers to Check for Windows 11 readiness.

By allowing AOMEI Partition Assistant to perform a free check of your PC, you are actually installing the Partition Assistant program, which then offers to perform the final compatibility check for Windows 11 readiness. Despite this sneaky way to install a free trial, the hard drive information returned is useful, and the "readiness" report was full, unlike Microsoft's similar report, which indicated both "readiness" and "limitations", hence the suggestion to buy one of the Microsoft approved devices when my current laptop was fully compatible.

The following screen grab lists all of the disk operations, wizards, and tools available in Partition Assistant.

AOMEI Backupper

After Partition Assistant installs the above options appeared; I clicked on Start Check to get (see below) a readiness report.

AOMEI Backupper

Figure 1: Results from the AOMEI update checker for Windows 11 readiness

The Microsoft report was a little different. (see below)

AOMEI Backupper

Note the conflicting message from Microsoft.

AOMEI Backupper

This is the most recent message from Windows Update with respect to my laptop.

In any case, Backupper is quite useful for creating a restorable image of Windows 10, or parts of your drives, before updating to Windows 11.

Backupper works just fine for scheduling regular backups of files, folders, partitions, and whole drives, to other physical media (HDs, USBs, DVDs, NASs), and a Cloud locations. But, restoring to a different physical media than the source is a paid upgrade. Backups can skip empty sectors, compress, split into multiple DVDs, and backup files while they are in use.

AOMEI Backupper

Backupper destitations

At the bottom of this web page - https://www.aomeitech.com/landing/windows-11-must-know.html - are these useful Windows 11 links.

System requirements:

Platform: Windows XP to 11

Version: 6.7.0

Price: FREE ($50 for paid upgrade)

Language: English, and others

Download Size: 121 MB


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