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Windows 7: Backup and restore

11 Oct 2009   #1
swarfega

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 
Backup and restore

When Im in Control Panel\System and Security\Backup and Restore I find I cant click on Manage space. I want to go there to delete older backups.


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11 Oct 2009   #2
swarfega

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

any ideas on this one?

Its why I ran sfc/scannow (which didnt find anything).
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11 Oct 2009   #3
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Nick,

I have this bug as well, but I found that using the shortcut below allows me to access it as a workaround to manage it.

Backup User and System Files - Create Shortcut
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11 Oct 2009   #4
swarfega

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Thanks Ill look at that tomorrow. No idea whats causing this?

I still cannot open any other of the links on that control panel page. Most importantly manage space to remove older backups.
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11 Oct 2009   #5
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

May need a repair install.
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11 Oct 2009   #6
Night Hawk

W7 Ultimate x64/W10 Pro x64 dual boot main build-remote pc W10 Pro x64 Insider Preview/W7 Pro x64
 
 

The other guide you wrote shows how to delete previous backups made in 7. Backup User and System Files - Delete Backups

Here I also created a shortcut for the Control Panel>Backup&Restore feature as well as the shortcut in the guide there. But go to start up the feature now and it simply hangs up! Sounds like two of us will be needing a repair install while I will likely end up simply waiting another week or so for the "Real 7" not bothering to repair the RC install where this is being seen!


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12 Oct 2009   #7
swarfega

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Repair install shouldnt change too much for me. Although Ive installed lots of applications and games they should remain unaffected (?).
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12 Oct 2009   #8
Night Hawk

W7 Ultimate x64/W10 Pro x64 dual boot main build-remote pc W10 Pro x64 Insider Preview/W7 Pro x64
 
 

If the installation is runing real good besides that you should be able to perform an inplace upgrade install in about an hour's time! I've done that here a few times as well as using the Windows Easy Tranfer tool on a clean install to see how that went.
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12 Oct 2009   #9
swarfega

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Is that the one that creates windows.old?

And whose to say that this problem wont occur again in the future.
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12 Oct 2009   #10
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by swarfega View Post
Repair install shouldnt change too much for me. Although Ive installed lots of applications and games they should remain unaffected (?).
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by swarfega View Post
Is that the one that creates windows.old?

And whose to say that this problem wont occur again in the future.
A repair install will generate a Windows.old folder, but it can be removed later with Disk Cleanup (step 18 in tutorial) after everything checks out ok. Applications and Games will not be affected.

Depending on what may have caused the backup files issue, it may or may not happen again. This will only be like doing a clean reinstall to fix problem with a unknown solution, but without having to format and lose everything instead.
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