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Windows 7: Backup Schedule

05 May 2011   #1

Windows 7 - Home Premium - 64 bit
Backup Schedule

I'm getting a new Laptop next week with Win 7 Home Premium 64 Bit (OEM)

I've been reading up about Back up and Restore

If I want to Backup a System Image or Data Files, can I do this as and when I want to or is setting a Schedule compulsory?

The reason for my question is that I want to Backup onto an External HDD which will not be permanently plugged in, normally I just plug it in when I want to use it

If Setting a Schedule is compulsory then I would have to remember when it was due and make sure the HDD was plugged in at the right time?

Also, it's difficiult to Set a Schedule if the Laptop is turned off when not in use?

I would like to do a Backup as and when I want to, is this possible?

Thank you

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05 May 2011   #2

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit. SP1.

Refer "Limitations" -

Backup and Restore Center - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Manual image-based full system backup (including incremental backup) can be done on local or removable media in Windows 7 Home Premium.

Some links for you to peruse.

Backup Complete Computer - Create an Image Backup

Backup User and System Files

Backup Files Schedule - Turn On or Off

Backup to CD or DVD - Enable or Disable

Backup to Local Hard Disks - Enable or Disable

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06 May 2011   #3

Windows 7 - Home Premium - 64 bit

Thank you - your third Link answered my question
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06 May 2011   #4

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit. SP1.

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