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Windows 7: What does it back up exactly please?

18 Sep 2012   #1
Sentinel72

windows7 home premium 64bit
 
 
What does it back up exactly please?

Hi.
Ive made several windows images and they restore just fine.
Ive never used the actual windows back up.What does it back up exactly please?
thanks.


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18 Sep 2012   #2
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Darren,

With Windows Backup, it just depends on what folders you have selected to be included in the backup, and if you have the schedule turned on or not to create automatic backups of these selected folders on a set schedule.

Backup User and System Files

Restore Backup User and System Files

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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18 Sep 2012   #3
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Sentinel72 View Post
Hi.
Ive made several windows images and they restore just fine.
Ive never used the actual windows back up.What does it back up exactly please?
thanks.
What application are you using to make your "Windows images"??

I gave up on it, but I think the Windows tool can back up your personal data as well as Windows, depending on your chosen settings. Some say it can be confusing.

An image file should contain each and every thing on the chosen partition and is most often used to back up Windows itself. Most would tell you not to rely on images for your personal data backups.
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18 Sep 2012   #4
Sentinel72

windows7 home premium 64bit
 
 

Im using the built in windows imaging tool and it does a fine job.
Ive also made a couple of images with macrium reflect.
Thanks.
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