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Windows 7: Windows Backup and Restore

26 Jan 2015   #1
xerophyt

Windows 7 32bit
 
 
Windows Backup and Restore

The Windows Data backup does not include any overwrite feature. How can I setup a backup routine that doesn't run out of room?


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27 Jan 2015   #2
Daphne

Windows 7, 64 bit
 
 

Try to back up to another drive or a DVD?
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27 Jan 2015   #3
xerophyt

Windows 7 32bit
 
 

Windows Backup does work, but since missing an overwrite feature the external hard drive eventually fills up overtime.

How did Windows intended for this to work if there's no overwrite or format features.
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28 Jan 2015   #4
ShoTTaS

Windows 7 Pro 32bit
 
 

You can manage how your back-up is created. Go to Back-up and Restore> Click Manage Space >

To change the amount of space that is used by system image backups, under System image, click Change settings.
You can then choose to have Windows save older system image backups or just the most recent system image backup.
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28 Jan 2015   #5
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

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28 Jan 2015   #6
xerophyt

Windows 7 32bit
 
 

System image is NOT a file backup. Microsoft offers no way to restore individual files or folders when using a system image.
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28 Jan 2015   #7
DavidE

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64
 
 

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28 Jan 2015   #8
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by xerophyt View Post
System image is NOT a file backup. Microsoft offers no way to restore individual files or folders when using a system image.
You can always mount the VHD of the image and pick the files from the mounted volume.
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