Windows 10: Back up computer without a disk drive

Discus and support Back up computer without a disk drive in Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade to solve the problem; How can I do a back up of my laptop which runs Windows 10? I don't have a disk drive.... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade' started by SusanBudvet, Dec 7, 2018.

  1. Back up computer without a disk drive


    How can I do a back up of my laptop which runs Windows 10? I don't have a disk drive.

    :)
     
    SusanBudvet, Dec 7, 2018
    #1

  2. How to Partiton a Hard Drive in Vista

    This is a way to get Vista to see another hard drive that is not associated with the OS. There is some times when your new hdd doesn't seem to want to work well with Vista. But, there is a solution in it.

    Open the Computer Management By doing these steps.
    • Click on the Start Button
    • Click on Control Panel
    • Click Administrative Tools
    • Double click on Computer Management
    You are now in the Navigation panel of the Computer Management.
    When in Computer Management, you then have to allow the new drive to be recognized.
    • Double click on Storage
    • Double click on Disk Management
    Now in the middle of your screen there is the layout of the Disk Drives that you have. The drives that are partitioned will show by the drive lettering. The others will just show up as having nothing at all in them. Below that there will be the Disk drives that are installed into the computer. You'll see that the primary one will all ways read as "Disk 0". Then you will have Disk 1 and so on. Under the Disks there will also see your CD-Rom drives.. If there is more then one, it will be labeled the same as Disk drives..

    On to the Partitioning of the drive in question.
    • Right Click on the drive
    • Click to format the drive or Enable Volume. There will be a series of windows that open up. This is Vista's formatting. Just go threw the windows, and make sure everything is the way you want it to happen.
    • Once the formatting is done, will take some time depending on the drive size.
    • Right click on the drive
    • Click on Mark the Partition as Active
    After you have done those steps, The drive will be up and running threw Vista.



    :Side Notes:
    If you are not the Administer to the Os, then you will have to enable it..
    You may also want to redo the drive lettering of it all. But, I really don't see a reason to do so. If you do, you have to redo drive paths and so forth.. A lot of work on something so small...
     
    Cold Storm, Dec 7, 2018
    #2
  3. HP Disk Drive not visible

    Hi,

    Thank you for posting your query on Microsoft community.

    I would suggest you follow the steps below and see if it helps:

    Method 1: I would suggest you first try the Troubleshooter.

    Please follow the steps below:


    • Type “Troubleshooting” on the Windows Search bar and hit enter.

    • On the left side of the Troubleshooting window, click on “View all”

    • Click on Hardware and Devices. Please provide a password if asked for it and click ok.
    Method 2:


    • Press Windows key + X key and click Device Manager.

    • Expand the Sound, Video and game controllers.

    • Right-click on the Disk Drives and click on Properties.

    • Go to the Drivers Tab and Click Enable (If not enabled).

    • Restart the computer and check.
    Hope this helps. Please reply if you have further related queries.

    Regards,
     
    Jesinta Rozario, Dec 7, 2018
    #3
  4. W1zzard Win User

    Back up computer without a disk drive

    W7 Hard drive partition issue

    to get rid of that 100 meg windows partition that setup creates for you on a new install on a blank hdd:

    - press shift+f10 when on the partition management screen in setup <-- this opens a command prompt
    - diskpart <-- start the windows command line partition management tool
    - list disk <--- list the installed hdds in this computer for the next step
    - select disk 0 <- might have to replace 0 with the number of the correct disk
    - clean <-- this will erase all data on the disk you selected one step up- dont use the wrong disk!
    - create partition primary <- creates a primary partition taking up all space on the drive, adjust the command if necessary
    - exit, exit to exit diskpart and the command prompt
    - click refresh in partition manager and select your newly created partition and install to that
     
    W1zzard, Dec 7, 2018
    #4
Thema:

Back up computer without a disk drive

Loading...
  1. Back up computer without a disk drive - Similar Threads - computer without disk

  2. Back up my computer without lossing any of the update of the microsoft ?

    in Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade
    Back up my computer without lossing any of the update of the microsoft ?: I need help to back up without losing any update of my Microsoft, because lately I down load one of it I lost it while I am trying to clean my system from everything I do not need. Please help me out....
  3. New Hard drive-Install OS without disk

    in Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade
    New Hard drive-Install OS without disk: My husband's laptop needed a new hard drive. We bought the laptop refurbished and it didn't come with the Windows 10 disks. We do not have a back up copy. What can I do to reinstall Windows 10? Thanks....
  4. Windows 10 Backup without backing up files

    in Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade
    Windows 10 Backup without backing up files: Is it possible to backup the windows 10 OS without backing up the files? I tried creating a system image to my external HDD 2 TB with 275 GB unused space, but it won't allow me saying it should at least be 460 GB free. I already backed up the files separately. I just want...
  5. disk drive not picking up disk

    in Windows 10 Drivers and Hardware
    disk drive not picking up disk: i have windows10 and when I put in a disk it doesn't read it. how can I fix this https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/all/disk-drive-not-picking-up-disk/5ef5dd7e-e3ac-42c0-8ec3-69ab5e6b9d4d
  6. Backing up to a external hard drive

    in Windows 10 Backup and Restore
    Backing up to a external hard drive: After reading about ransomware etc. it got me wondering about backing up my information to an external hard drive. It would serve double duty in the event of a drive failure or the unlikely event of ransom ware. I've never used an external drive for backup so I have a few...
  7. Windows back up will not back up

    in Windows 10 Backup and Restore
    Windows back up will not back up: I have tried several times to back up my computer to an external hard drive and I keep getting the error "Invalid window handle". How do I fix this so I can create a system image? 46422
  8. OneDrive vs. Local drive and back up drive

    in Windows 10 Software and Apps
    OneDrive vs. Local drive and back up drive: It's been close to a year now that I've been wanting to organize my photos/documents to be all in one place. I've posted other questions regarding this thru the year and am finally going to take the time to get things right in the next week or so. Currently I have all my...
  9. Access to a computer hard drive without sharing.

    in Windows 10 Network and Sharing
    Access to a computer hard drive without sharing.: have you ever tried this on your windows explorer? \\Machine Name\username\volume$ after this windows will ask for username and password. and guess what? you might get "access denied" error. this is because you are using your Microsoft account to login to the windows....
  10. Allowing Computer to boot without secondary drive

    in Windows 10 Support
    Allowing Computer to boot without secondary drive: All right, so I have an SSD and an HDD. Windows is installed to the SSD, but apparently Windows likes to create a boot partition on every drive that's connected when you install, which led to me not being able to boot without the secondary drive. This is usually not a problem...

Users found this page by searching for:

  1. back up disk without disk drive