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Windows 7: Creating backups

06 Nov 2009   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
Creating backups

Can someone direct me to a place that I can read how to create backups using W7.


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06 Nov 2009   #2

W8 Pro, W7 Ultimate, XP Pro x64, Vista x64, Ubuntu

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06 Nov 2009   #3
Joan Archer

Windows 10 64bit/Windows 10 64bit/Windows 10 64bit

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by enigma1944 View Post
Can someone direct me to a place that I can read how to create backups using W7.

Here's one Tutorial, there are others if you want to explore.

Backup Complete Computer - Create an Image Backup
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06 Nov 2009   #4


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by enigma1944 View Post
Can someone direct me to a place that I can read how to create backups using W7.

Hi Enigma! Your question is very vague so that's why my answers gonna be kind of vague so.... here goes..........

If you want to do a Image (.iso/Some other Disk Image format) Backu.p there's a tutorial by Brink here: Backup Complete Computer - Create an Image Backup

And here's how to recover that Image data: System Image Recovery

If you want to use Windows Easy Transfer from one PC to another that's here: Windows Easy Transfer - Transfer To & From Computers

And if you want to use Windows Easy Transfer in general there's a tutorial here: Backup User and System Data Files - Enable or Disable

Hope I helped!

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06 Nov 2009   #5


I've got to step up my game! Always the LAST one to reply.......... ah well!

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06 Nov 2009   #6

Windows 7

Umm, back up the whole thing? I would really not recommend that. I have an 8gb thumb drive, and 8gb iPhone. I also use <a href="" target="_blank">ZumoDrive</a> which is a cloud storage service. You can sign up and get a 1gb free of storage. Good for your .mp3 and .jpegs and some blank DVDs. They all do the job for me well, however the way I backup my whole computer takes me a at least 24 hours I know it is the safest way. I have 30gbs of Adobe AFX footages, Soundbooth medias, and a lot. I format my computer almost every other month.

Here is what I do. I have partitioned my computer into 2 piece, just so I can have my Hackintosh running whenever I wanna work with .php files. The reason I mentioned it is because "when you want to format" like double clean up your whole system you will need to do something like this! Just so your registry entries would't be left and be loaded even after you format your computer. Zip up everything you wanna (takes time, but highly recommended!), save them somewhere safe like flash cards and dvds, DO NOT insert your Windows 7 (applies to all versions of Win), insert some wrong boot up DVD, like Hackintosh. Or Linux. Let their Disk Utility clean up your whole thing! That is the only way you can have your computer last long enough. I have Dell XPS 410, with some good and upgraded ram, better cooling system etc and I work with lots of Media, lots of Photoshop and heavy /localhost. Which means I must have at least 5 to 10 things running whenever my computer is up. They are storing every little data of you on your computer. You'll be surprised!

Well, after all it's just my way tho. Slow, lots of work, forget something sometimes... But well worth
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07 Nov 2009   #7
Microsoft MVP


Just plug in an external drive and type backup in the start box.

Choose your folders you want backed up,

add the image of your HDD - so reinstalls will never be needed again, just a 15 minute reimage from external using Win7 installer Repair console

Then set a schedule and tell it to backup only when idle.

Set it and forget it.
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