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Windows 7: Backup

07 Mar 2010   #1
Liz

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Backup

Not sure if this is the correct forum.

I cannot get Windows to finish a back up to a disc - it never gets further than 82%.

I am probably doing something wrong - but what.

Simple terms please.

Liz


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07 Mar 2010   #2

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Hi Liz

If you are talking about system image and a backing up to a DVD, there are problems. Many members including myself were not able to make the image using the built in system image. When I tried twice, I got stuck at about 65% and I even had to pull the computer plug to stop the process. Not good, but I had no choice.

Instead you may want to use and try this free software. I have made my backup to DVD, using the softwared. In addition I have made a back up using the built in system image and have that on a separate drive.

Free Backup Software: Paragon Backup & Recovery Free Edition - Overview
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07 Mar 2010   #3
Arc

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Have you tried this ?

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08 Mar 2010   #4
Liz

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by richc46 View Post
Hi Liz

If you are talking about system image and a backing up to a DVD, there are problems. Many members including myself were not able to make the image using the built in system image. When I tried twice, I got stuck at about 65% and I even had to pull the computer plug to stop the process. Not good, but I had no choice.

Instead you may want to use and try this free software. I have made my backup to DVD, using the softwared. In addition I have made a back up using the built in system image and have that on a separate drive.

Free Backup Software: Paragon Backup & Recovery Free Edition - Overview

Thanks all

I am looking into the Paragon back up and will let you know how I get on.

Cheers

Liz
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08 Mar 2010   #5

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Good Liz.

What I do is have a back up on DVD with Paragaon and another with system image (the MS backup). System image I leave on my HD and it is ready for any problem, except for a Hard Drive Crash. If something goes wrong with my OS, I get some corruption etc, I can easily reapair it.
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09 Mar 2010   #6
Liz

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Thanks - I have noted what you have said - I have not tried anything yet.

i have since looked at it but not sure what to do - what do I back up - I am a complete novice concerning computers.


Liz
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09 Mar 2010   #7

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You want to back up your entire hard drive.
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10 Mar 2010   #8
Liz

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Many thanks

Liz
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10 Mar 2010   #9

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Liz

Depending on how many changes you make to your computer, you may want to update the backups once a month or so. Then if you have a problem that cannot be fixed, you can merely use the back up to be good again.
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11 Mar 2010   #10
Liz

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I got fed up with the Action Centre being flagged and telling me that my back up had not been completed (that was the last one that I tried) and I could not unflag it.

I did a windows back up and it went to 100% but just stayed there and when I came out of it it told me that I was not fully backed up - what is it with this thing. I shall try the Paragon next but feel a bit unsure. Why do Microsoft include the back up if its not going to work - or are some people (me) unlucky.



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