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Windows 7: Windows backup issue?

23 Jan 2011   #1

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Windows backup issue?

Hello all,

I have a general question about Windows Backup. I backed up my computer using Windows Backup a few months back, using my external hard drive. I want to backup my computer again, but I don't know if the new back up would replace the old backup, or if it would add to the original backup file.

When I tried it one time, it seemed to be making a brand new backup file. Is there a way to make it so that Windows Backup adds new files to the old backup file?

Thank you,


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23 Jan 2011   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 OEM --> RTM clean install

Don't think so, but you can delete the old one once the new backup has finished, if you worried about space.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
24 Jan 2011   #3

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1

Do you mean a file/folder backup or a system image backup.
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