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Windows 7: Create a back-up of only systems files?

26 May 2016   #11
ignatzatsonic

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by STU9000 View Post
Just using the built in Windows software, following the steps in the tutorial.
It's tricky.

Not to mention confusing and inflexible.

It "works" if you know how to use it and know it's limitations and nuances.

Some do, but many don't.

As you found out when you said you thought you had 2 backups but found only an empty folder.

Which is why most here use a competing application.


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26 May 2016   #12
STU9000

Windows 7 Home Premium 64
 
 

I think I can do this using Glary Utilities. Maybe I can try that.
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26 May 2016   #13
STU9000

Windows 7 Home Premium 64
 
 

To be honest I might just stick with 7. I'm not hearing good things about Win 10 and privacy concerns, and the aggressive way it is takikng over my computer and not letting me wait to upgrade in my own time is putting me off big time. I'm thinking about going back to Apple for my next computer.

Techie guy on the radio just recommended this software that apparently blocks Microsoft from auto-upgrading and removes any files that have already been downloaded onto your system. Anyone?

https://www.grc.com/never10.htm
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26 May 2016   #14
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by STU9000 View Post
To be honest I might just stick with 7. I'm not hearing good things about Win 10 and privacy concerns, and the aggressive way it is takikng over my computer and not letting me wait to upgrade in my own time is putting me off big time. I'm thinking about going back to Apple for my next computer.

Techie guy on the radio just recommended this software that apparently blocks Microsoft from auto-upgrading and removes any files that have already been downloaded onto your system. Anyone?

https://www.grc.com/never10.htm
That is supposed to work pretty well.

This "GWX Control Panel" does as well. They both do about the same thing. This is the one I use.

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26 May 2016   #15
STU9000

Windows 7 Home Premium 64
 
 

Ta, in lieu of reputation spreading
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26 May 2016   #16
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

My understanding of how Never10 works.

Never10 does not stop you from downloading and installing anything.
It just stops W-10 upgrading and popups from working on the computer with changes made in the registry by Never10.

I use Never10 and KB3035583 still pops up when I check Windows 7 for updates.
As usual I just hide it.

So far Never10 works as advertised on two of my systems.
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26 May 2016   #17
Taplice

windows 7 Home 64 bit
 
 

The built-in Windows imaging tool—which creates a backup of all the data on your drive, including Windows itself and your settings, programs, and files, and it sometimes has issues with restoring system images from one machine to another. Also some free backup software like EaseUS is works good too, that’s simply a matter of copying the system files you’d like to back up.
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