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Windows 7: cannot backup


05 Sep 2010   #1

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

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

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

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Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, clean install, upgrade disc
 
 

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

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

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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

xp, w7
 
 

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

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, clean install, upgrade disc
 
 

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