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Windows 7: Backup to a Network Drive Home Prem

01 Nov 2010   #1
ZenixNet

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 
Backup to a Network Drive Home Prem

Is there a way to use Windows Backup to backup to a network drive? I really don't want to buy Professional.


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01 Nov 2010   #2
Ztruker

Windows 8.1 Pro X64
 
 

Macrium Reflect Free will do this. I don't know if the built-in Backup will or not as I don't use it. I use Acronis True Image 2010 at home and Macrium Reflect Free at the shop.
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02 Nov 2010   #3
ZenixNet

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

Um, that doesn't really answer my question. Is there a way I can use Windows Backup with a wireless drive on Home Prem
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02 Nov 2010   #4
Ztruker

Windows 8.1 Pro X64
 
 

Map the drive then you should be able to do it, but why when Macrium is available for free?
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03 Nov 2010   #5
ZenixNet

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

I don't want to use 3rd party, and Windows Backup still wont pick up the drive.
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03 Nov 2010   #6
Ztruker

Windows 8.1 Pro X64
 
 

I don't think you have a choice. According to the help for Backup, it only works with Pro, Ultimate and Enterprise. Not supported with Home Premium.

So, give Macrium Reflect (Free) a try. It's very good and highly recommended by many folks here.
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25 Dec 2011   #7
monkeylove

MS Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1
 
 

This page

Windows 7 Home Premium Network Backup Workaround | Stoke PC Support

suggests creating a virtual hard disk drive.

I was able to make it work for a NAS, but I read elsewhere that Win Backup will only make full backups when networked drives are used.
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