Safe, Simple and Reliable Data Protection
AlienRespawn is a flexible, automated backup and recovery application which is designed to reliably protect your most important digital documents and memories in just a few clicks.Backing up your data with AlienRespawn can protect against data loss resulting from:
*If data is backed up to a secondary drive or the cloud
The AlienRespawn application comes in two versions, Basic
. You can also purchase a Cloud Storage
option along with the Basic or Premium versions that will allow you to back up online.Download AlienRespawn
comes preloaded on new Dell Windows 7 and Windows 8 devices and offers the following features:
- Create reinstall disks (rescue disks) for your device
- Reset your device to the original factory state
- Manually back up and restore your data
If your device did not come with AlienRespawn pre-installed, please see the Installation & System Requirements
section on this page. Please see the Additional Support Resources
section for help on using AlienRespawn.Protect your data in 3 simple steps:
Choose "what" you want to back up
Back up your entire system or just a few filesChoose "where" to back up
Back up to your primary hard drive, a USB drive, on the cloud* or all of the aboveChoose "when" to back up
Back up on your schedule or use the Continuous Data Protection** feature to protect your personal files as you create them
* Requires a Cloud Storage option
** Continuous Data Protection is not part of the basic versionInstallation and System Requirements
To install AlienRespawn
Please ensure your device meets the minimum system requirements.
Save all open files and close any open applications.Download AlienRespawn
and then run the Setup Program.
If you’re prompted to allow the program to make changes to your computer, click Yes
Follow the instructions on the screen.
If asked, please allow your system to be restarted. After the system restarts, please allow the update to complete before using the application.
To open AlienRespawn, click Start
, type "AlienRespawn"
in the search box and then click the AlienRespawn icon
Minimum System Requirements
Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1 Processor:
1GHz or faster System Memory (RAM):
1GB (32-bit) or 2GB (64-bit) Hard disk space:
At least 16GB free or greaterSystem Backups
Backing up your personal data with AlienRespawn Basic is a good start toward protecting your valuable personal data. However, if your system is corrupted by a virus, system crash, or hardware failure, having a system backup can restore your entire system including applications, settings and personal data back to a previous point in time. If you’ve upgraded to AlienRespawn Premium you will be able to create system backups for the most complete data protection.Continuous Data Protection
If you've upgraded to AlienRespawn Premium, you now have additional flexibility for scheduling your data backups or even protecting your most important data continuously. The Continuous Data Protection feature allows you to protect your working documents in real time and to roll back to any version you’ve previously saved, whether it was minutes or weeks ago.Access to AlienRespawn during System Boot
If the Operating System cannot be accessed due to boot failure, you can still launch Dell Backup and Recovery.
For Windows 8/8.1:
Press F12 during boot (startup screen) and select “Dell Backup and Recovery” from the boot menu.
For Windows 7:
- Press F8 during boot (startup screen)
- Select “Repair Your Computer”
- Select “Dell Backup and Recovery” from the Recovery Options Menu
In addition to system backups and continuous data protection, AlienRespawn Premium enables the following features:
Manage and merge backups together without duplicating your files to save space
Back up and restore files based on their type: picture, video, email, documentLearn More about Premium and Cloud Features Additional Support Resources
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