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Windows 7: cannot backup

05 Sep 2010   #1
149047

xp, w7
 
 
cannot backup

hi all!

i've been trying to take advantage of the windows7 backup feature - unfortunately to no avail. every time i let it run it would take 12+hours to reach some 20 percent only to end up telling me that it cannot proceed due to an error (not details)

can someone help me get going?

i try to backup my complete c drive.

best,
markus


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05 Sep 2010   #2
DocBrown

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
 
 

Where are you backing up to ? & does it give you an estimate of how much (gb) you are backing up, so you know how much free space you need ?
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05 Sep 2010   #3
149047

xp, w7
 
 

hi doc!
i am trying to backup to an external hdd with 154 gb of free space. my c: drive has 86gb taken. so there should be enough space on the external drive.
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05 Sep 2010   #4
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

There are many here that think that Macrium Reflect is a better back up than the native of Windows 7. You may want to try this, rather than try to fix a back up that many consider inferior to Macrium Reflect
Macrium Reflect FREE Edition - Information and download
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05 Sep 2010   #5
eldinv

DOS^
 
 

Windows Backup is fine for some, but some of us do prefer Macrium Reflect. Check out a GREAT tutorial on imaging and backing up with Macrium.

Imaging with free Macrium - Windows 7 Forums
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05 Sep 2010   #6
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

There is more good news, if you choose Macrium Reflect the author of that informative tutorial, can give your personal help. I really do not know anyone more proficient with Macrium than WHS.
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05 Sep 2010   #7
149047

xp, w7
 
 

very, very helpful guys !!!!
thanks so much
markus
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05 Sep 2010   #8
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

If you have any further questions, just post and you will be helped.
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