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Windows 7: Cannot Start Backup and Restore in Win7

20 Oct 2012   #1

Windows 7 Home Premuim
 
 
Cannot Start Backup and Restore in Win7

I cannot seem to start the Backup program provided with Windows 7.
I go to Control Panel and click on "Backup up your Computer" and
nothing happens. What do I have to do to start the Windows 7 Backup
program?

Thanks
gumboman

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20 Oct 2012   #2

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

This would be a great place to start reading.
Backup Complete Computer - Create an Image Backup
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21 Oct 2012   #3

Windows 7 Home Premuim
 
 

Yes, but how do I regain access to Windows 7 Backup and Restore function? I go to Control Panel, click on Backup your Computer and nothing happens.
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21 Oct 2012   #4

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gumboman View Post
Yes, but how do I regain access to Windows 7 Backup and Restore function? I go to Control Panel, click on Backup your Computer and nothing happens.
When you go to the Control Panel and click on "Back Up and Restore", does another window open?
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21 Oct 2012   #5

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No, no window opens when I click on it - nothing happens?
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22 Oct 2012   #6

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gumboman View Post
No, no window opens when I click on it - nothing happens?
Try it this way and see what happens. == Click on the Start button and in the space above it type "backup" without the quotes and hit enter. That should also open it.
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22 Oct 2012   #7

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I did that and still nothing happened. No window or anything was opened/started!
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22 Oct 2012   #8

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gumboman View Post
I did that and still nothing happened. No window or anything was opened/started!
Have you ever had it open, if so when?
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22 Oct 2012   #9

Windows 7 Home Premuim
 
 

Yes, I used in before and it worked ok. Then I installed Acronis TrueImage and I could access Windows 7 Backup anymore. I uninstalled TrueImage, but still cannot access Windows 7 Backup. This is on a new Dell computer that I purchased about 2 months ago.
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22 Oct 2012   #10

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gumboman View Post
Yes, I used in before and it worked ok. Then I installed Acronis TrueImage and I could access Windows 7 Backup anymore. I uninstalled TrueImage, but still cannot access Windows 7 Backup. This is on a new Dell computer that I purchased about 2 months ago.
Rather than keep fighting this problem, I can suggest that you switch to a better backup product. Macrium Reflect FREE Edition - Information and download This is what I use and a lot of the guys on here use as well. I have restored with it several times and never had a problem. == One thing about this product is that you need to have a big space for the backups because it backups your entire partition each time. After about three or four backups, you need to go in and delete the old ones so you will have space for the newer ones that backup. I back mine up one a week. I then go in once a month and delete the older ones.
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