Backup Restore Windows 10 Machines Using Veeam Endpoint Backup Free? Veeam released a new, improved feature-rich version of Veeam Endpoint Backup Free 1.5.
We can use Veeam Endpoint Backup Free 1.5 to take the backup of desktops/laptops running on Windows 10, Windows 7, Windows 8, etc. This supports Windows 7 SP1 or later and Windows 2008 R2 SP1 or later.
I tried the newest version of Veeam Endpoint Backup, and it took only a few minutes to install and configure on my Microsoft Surface, which is running on Windows 10. I’ve tried FULL system backup, Volume level, and File-Level backup.
Backup Restore Windows 10 Machines Using Veeam Endpoint Backup Free
When you try to install Veeam Endpoint Backup on Windows 10 device, you may get the following message “Windows SmartScreen prevented an unrecognized app from starting….”.
You may have to click on more info and click on the Run anyway button to start the installation on Veeam Endpoint Backup 1.5. If interested, you can look at my previous posts and videos about the Veeam Endpoint Backup product here.
Download the Veeam Endpoint Backup Free 1.5 from here
The installation will not take more than 5 minutes on a decent Windows 10 laptop/desktop/surface. There is no next kind of normal installation wizard, and it’s silent, very simple, and straightforward. I’ve noticed two screens while installing this application “Installing required components” and “starting services.”
If your Windows 10 surface/laptop is in standby mode at the time of the backup job schedule, then Veeam Endpoint Backup automatically wakes your machine from sleep.
During the installation itself, it will prompt you to set your power plans according to the Veeam backup schedule.
This is an interesting and useful scenario. This can be configured during the initial configuration itself.
Recovery media provides an alternative way to boot your surface/laptop/desktop. If your machine is not getting booted, then you need to have bootable media. Veeam Endpoint Backup gives an option to create recovery media for your computer/surface.
Recovery media contains all data required to run Microsoft Windows Recovery Environment (Windows RE). You can use a small size USB drive to create Recovery media for Windows 10 machines. I love the two checked options in the below screen capture (very helpful at times):-
- Include network connections settings from this computer
- Include hardware drivers from this computer
- Include additional storage and network hardware drivers (this is useful for standalone server operating system backup)
The updated options for the schedule options in Veeam Endpoint backup are very useful. More complex schedules are covered in this version of the Veeam Endpoint backup. Before and after backup options are my favorites.
Email notification is the other feature that I love in this version of Veeam Endpoint Backup. This will trigger the email notification with the result of the backup.
I tried all three types of backups available with Veeam Endpoint protection for Windows 10 surface. Entire Computer backup, Volume level backup, and File-Level Backup – are 3 backup options available with Veeam Endpoint backup.
The entire computer backup will take a long time depending on the data; however, that is the best/recommended way to backup your Windows 10 surface.
You can restore files of Windows 10 from the Veeam Endpoint Backup browser. This can be achieved by using the restore option called “Restore Files.” We have another option to restore the entire Windows 10 volume with the “Restore Volumes” options.
File restoration results:- As you can see in the above picture, I selected the keep option, so I’ve 2 folders called “Anoop Chandran” and “RESTORED-Anoop Chandran.” RESTORED-Anoop Chandran is the restored folder !!
Anoop is Microsoft MVP! He is a Solution Architect in enterprise client management with more than 20 years of experience (calculation done in 2021) in IT. He is a blogger, Speaker, and Local User Group HTMD Community leader. His main focus is on Device Management technologies like SCCM 2012, Current Branch, and Intune. E writes about ConfigMgr, Windows 11, Windows 10, Azure AD, Microsoft Intune, Windows 365, AVD, etc…