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25 Oct 2012   #11

64-bit Windows 10 Pro


In the far left pane of Task scheduler, you will need to expand the folders below first.
Task Scheduler Library > Microsoft > Windows > Windowsbackup
Next, disable the tasks listed In the top middle pane of the opened Windowsbackup folder, like in 4wd's screenshot above. :)

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26 Oct 2012   #12

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit.

Hello mr shawn .. I think it was already DISABLED . look at my screenies .

i didnt configure anything . Its already disabled when i saw it.
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26 Oct 2012   #13

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

Sorry, but your screenshot doesn't show anything since you do not have anything opened in the left pane.

In the far left side pane, you will need to open those folders first as posted above before you will see the tasks in the upper middle pane like below.


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27 Oct 2012   #14

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit.

OOPS . I posted the WRONG ONE . sorry for that . Here it is ..

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27 Oct 2012   #15

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

Hmm ok. See if resetting Windows Backup will stop the message.

Backup User and System Files - Reset to Default Configuration
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18 Nov 2012   #16

Windows XP Pro SP3, Windows 7 Pro 32-bit, Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit, Windows XP Home SP3

thanks for working this. I am working on a machine that has this disease.
I turned off everything I could find associated with backup scheduling, execution, whatever. still had the red flag message on the task bar.
[after several reboots, retries].

followed your link to your tutorial and did the reg fix.
the registry on this system, after deleting the several keys per your advice, does not look like the one in your illustration. I'm attaching a screenshot.
after completing the task and logging out, and rebooting, the error message remains unfazed. still have the annoying error red-x on the control panel, and in opening Action Center Settings [which, btw, is set to NOT BUG the user about Backup] the annoying message is still there, front & center under "MAINTENANCE" : "Insert Removable media (Important) Windows backup needs a CD\DVD or USB drive to continue".

this is beyond exasperating. where on earth did this aggravation come from? this is the first system I have seen it on and unfortunately the user is one of those who ALWAYS installs whatever updates MS pushes on tuesdays... so I dunno when the bug began.


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18 Nov 2012   #17

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

Hello Claude,

I must admit that I'm a bit stomped by this. I would think that resetting Windows Backup would stop these messages as well.

You might see if connecting a USB drive to let it continue the backup, and see if there's an option to cancel it.
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19 Nov 2012   #18

Windows XP Pro SP3, Windows 7 Pro 32-bit, Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit, Windows XP Home SP3

Just to be clear, on this system's "Action Center" I have "turned off" notification/messaging about Backup tasks.
Though this has been done, I still have notification of the issue.
Could it be that everything related to Backup Tasks, per se, is correct, and rather what we are dealing with is a Notification issue, not a Backup issue?
Where in the registry is control of the simple routine of 'lighting' that Notice in the Taskbar or in the Action Center notification window?

EDIT: So, for other fellow travelers, I acted on this idea of clearing the notice, with the understanding that the Backup service has been neutered: there is no point in viewing the 'flag'.
I took two tips from How to REMOVE Action Center icon when "No Issues Detected" ???
This ended my quest successfully: clearing via ccleaner and the task [bat file] to restart explorer, and the tip about altering the taskbar properties/customization. As the thread responses indicate, it may be that the Ccleaner/bat-file steps actually do not resolve the flag, but that plus changing the alerts on the taskbar stop the irritation!
SOLVED. in my view.
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19 Nov 2012   #19

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

That's great news Claude.

If anyone else has this same issue, please try using this below to reset the notification area to see if it helps, and post back. I believe it does the same as Claude posted above, but hopefully make it easier to do. :)

Notification Area Icons - Reset
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28 Aug 2014   #20

Windows 7/8/8.1

Had this same problem, ran through all the same steps.

Here's what I did - Turn the schedule back on. Click "Back Up Now". Immediately go into the backup options and cancel the backup. Turn the schedule back off.

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