AOMEI Backupper Standard is the simplest FREE PC backup & restore, sync and clone software for desktop computers and laptops running Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows 7, Vista, and XP (all editions, 32/64-bit).
It supports system/disk/partition/files/folders backup & restore, files/folders sync and disk/partition clone as well as provides real-time file sync, schedule backup, incremental/differential backups, backing up to NAS and shared network folder, GPT disk backup, backing up & restoring system drive based on UEFI boot, creating Windows PE & Linux bootable CD, manually adding additional drivers when creating Windows PE Bootable CD, partition alignment to optimize SSD during restoring or cloning operation, sending email notifications, backing up or restoring files from a network to another, editing task name and the directory of backup images, backup logs management, exporting or importing all backup tasks, backup or sync files to cloud drive desktop apps.
The highlight is VSS, a technology from Microsoft that enables system and data backup processes won't be interrupted by running applications. So it is very efficient because backup can still be available when you're working. Besides, this version is free for home users and business users.