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16 Sep 2010   #1
BIG RED

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windows 7 backup and restore

i have heard negative comments about the backup and restore option in previous versions of windows. however, how much better is the improvement in windows 7? i have a spare hdd that i was hoping to put to use. has anyone had any luck with this feature?


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16 Sep 2010   #2
Lemur

Systems 1 and 2: Windows 7 Enterprise x64, Win 8 Developer
 
 

It is much better. And faster.

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16 Sep 2010   #3
richc46

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Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

Once a month I make a copy of my Hard Drive with the free Macrium Reflect or Paragon and put it on an external hard drive.
I use system image to back up on my hard drive
I use back up and restore to back up to my hard drive
I also back up my stuff the old fashioned way on a finger drive.

Unless, I get a virus or HD failure, I am all set. In the event of hard drive failure, I have everything safely put away.

Back up and restore works great (backing up on the hard drive), It has saved valuable documents or pics for me more than once.

There is also shadow copies. You can return just one doucment to a previous version.
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16 Sep 2010   #4
bigmck

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by BIG RED View Post
i have heard negative comments about the backup and restore option in previous versions of windows. however, how much better is the improvement in windows 7? i have a spare hdd that i was hoping to put to use. has anyone had any luck with this feature?
As the others have said the Win 7 backup and restore work great, but I have this one problem. I have always been too lazy to backup my files on a regular basis. I discovered Mozy Home Backup. It is an online feature that backs up my HD everynight while I sleep for five bucks a month.
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16 Sep 2010   #5
Lemur

Systems 1 and 2: Windows 7 Enterprise x64, Win 8 Developer
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bigmck View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by BIG RED View Post
i have heard negative comments about the backup and restore option in previous versions of windows. however, how much better is the improvement in windows 7? i have a spare hdd that i was hoping to put to use. has anyone had any luck with this feature?
As the others have said the Win 7 backup and restore work great, but I have this one problem. I have always been too lazy to backup my files on a regular basis. I discovered Mozy Home Backup. It is an online feature that backs up my HD everynight while I sleep for five bucks a month.
Sounds good.

You can also automate Win 7 to backup.
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