|31 Aug 2011||#1|
Backup everything EXCEPT system
Does anybody know of any BU program that will backup all my files and settings including programs...except the system files? I know that the programs are dependent on the Registry so maybe this is impossible??!!
If I backed up the Registry and then reinstalled the Registry I don't think it would solve the issue as the Registry would most likely be part of the system instability.
The reason I want to do this is to be able reinstall Win7 then restore all my files, programs & setting.
The alternative of doing a clean install of Win7 then manually adding in all the programs & their settings is not a task I look forward to doing but may be the only alternative..
Any thoughts would be appreciated?
|My System Specs|
|31 Aug 2011||#2|
Hello Ned, and welcome to Seven Forums.
When you install a program it also adds items to the registry and system file locations. It will be impossible to backup the programs without also having to backup the system.
Creating a system image backup will allow you to backup everything. You can use this to do a system image recovery to restore everything back to exactly how it was when the system image was created.
Hope this helps,
|My System Specs|
|Similar help and support threads for2: Backup everything EXCEPT system|
|My backup hdd shows System should not be, cant do backup||Backup and Restore|
|Is this a general backup or system IMAGE & BACKUP||Backup and Restore|
|system image backup - how does windows pick the drives to backup?||Backup and Restore|
|Paragon Backup & Recovery 10 and System Backup 9.5 Free till 7/12||Backup and Restore|
|System Repair and System Backup||Backup and Restore|
|Difference between system image, system rest and backup||Backup and Restore|
|Why Backup user and system files fails to create system images to optical disc?||Backup and Restore|
Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.
© Designer Media Ltd
All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:17 AM.