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Windows 7: Backup User and System Files

20 Nov 2008   #79
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 
Backup User and System Files

How to Back Up User and System Files in Windows 7

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My System SpecsSystem Spec
19 Dec 2009   #80
korben

 
 

Hola Mr Brink! and thanks fot your quick reaction

The backups are scheduled to run automatically by default - why? I don't need it.

+ I'm running returnil 2010. Virus Guard is problematic here so the returnil's moderator asked me to uncheck auto backsups to see if this helps.

My System SpecsSystem Spec
19 Dec 2009   #81
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Korben,

Ah I see now. If you have never ran a backup and see Set up Backup like the screenshot under step 3, then you will not have a backup running automatically for you. You have to set up a backup and schedule first before Windows 7 will run a scheduled backup for you. If you do not see Set up Backup and see the Back up Now like the screenshot under step 4 instead, then you can reset backup in the tutorial below to have it back to the default Set up Backup and not have a backup running anymore.

Backup User and System Files - Reset to Default Configuration
My System SpecsSystem Spec
19 Dec 2009   #82
korben

 
 

Could you please read this thread to get the gist of the whole situation I'm talkin about cause I got a notion we're talking at cross purposes

Questions about splash screen and OutPost FW - Wilders Security Forums
My System SpecsSystem Spec
19 Dec 2009   #83
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Korben,

Automatic backups is only running by default if you had set up a backup first. If you see Set up Backup like the screenshot under step 3 in the tutorial on the first page, then you have not set up a backup yet and will not have automatic backups running.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
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20 Dec 2009   #84
korben

 
 

I see your point, pls, do not lose your patience with me
So how am I supposed to achieve what the guy had asked me to do?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
20 Dec 2009   #85
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

It's no problem at all Korben. I'm happy to help when I can.

I think that he may have just meant for you to check and make sure that you had the automatic backup schedule turned off if you had setup a backup, otherwise there would be no way to since you never setup a backup. In your case it is off.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
20 Dec 2009   #86
korben

 
 

Glad to hear that mate!

I go here and see this:


then here and see this:



it is ticked off. and even if it stays this way it's NOT set to run auto backups?

/never before did I change any of those settings/
My System SpecsSystem Spec
20 Dec 2009   #87
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Korben,

If you see Back Up Now instead of the Set up backup below when you first open Backup and Restore in the Control Panel, then you will just need to make sure that your bottom screenshot above is unchecked to not have it run on a schedule. That's all.

Backup User and System Files-not_back_up_now.jpg


My System SpecsSystem Spec
20 Dec 2009   #88
korben

 
 

So all I need to do is uncheck it....but won't the backup run at the same time? I need to click OK anyways.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
20 Dec 2009   #89
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Korben,

I believe the easiest option for you is to reset backup back to the default. This way you will see Set up backup again as above, and not have any scheduled backups anymore without having to run a backup to change it.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
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