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Windows 7: Windows 7 Backup and Restore

24 Oct 2010   #1
jackdash

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 
Windows 7 Backup and Restore

I would like to know if Windows Backup and Restore can backup the actual Windows 7 operating system, if so how do you restore it?

Thanks
jack


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24 Oct 2010   #2
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

Back up and restore, just your stuff
System restore the OS
System Image. The entire HD.

Which interests you; and I will help
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24 Oct 2010   #3
JMH

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit. SP1.
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jackdash View Post
I would like to know if Windows Backup and Restore can backup the actual Windows 7 operating system, if so how do you restore it?

Thanks
jack
Hi jackdash & welcome,

Check out the information in these Tutorials -


This link shows the various types of Back Up that can be done
Windows 7 - Tutorial Index

How To Use Backup and Restore in Windows 7 - How-To Geek
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24 Oct 2010   #4
Hopalong X

Windows7 Pro 64bit SP-1; Windows XP Pro 32bit
 
 

Backup Complete Computer - Create an Image Backup

Shows you how to make a System Image.
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25 Oct 2010   #5
jackdash

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Thanks for the help, just one question:
I created a folder on my external drive to store my backups in.
Then selected the option Manage Space under Backup and Restore your files and got the external drive listed but was unable to select the folder.
So I am wondering does the software create its own folder?
Thanks
jack
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25 Oct 2010   #6
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

Jack
I have a separate partition for my backups. System Image, System Restore and Backup and restore make their own folders. The back up software named is included with the OS. There are other great free Backup software like Macrium Reflect, that are used by many in lieu of the native Backup software.
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