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I have Windows 7 and keep getting this Windows Notification, "Set up a back up". This message keeps popping up, even though I have it checked off to never show these messages. This is quite annoying. Does anyone know why Windows is ignoring my preference and keeps showing this message?

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Did you use the Action Center to disable messages about backup?

. Hit "Change Action Center Settings" on the left

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Un-tick "Windows Backup", hit OK .

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To hide the messages from Windows Backup, do this:

Go to the Action Center -> In the Maintenance list, select "Turn off 
messages about Windows Backup"

To hide all notifications from the Action Center, do the following:

Click the upward arrow, left of the notification area -> Customize -> 
Set the combobox for "Action Center" to "Hide icons and notifications"
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