How to Create a System Image Backup in Windows 7, 8, or 10. It's Friday. Do you know where your data is? Of course you do. Your whole life is on that piece of metal and plastic in front of you. But, what if it fails? What if you are attacked by a hacker? What if, God forbid, a ransomware attack freezes and encrypts your data? These are real threats, and you should be backing up essential data, and imaging your drive as often as possible. With modern versions of Windows after version 7, this ability is built in and it is unattended and easy. Do it now.