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To test Windows 7 built-in backups, I set it to backup my documents drive to my external drive each night. However, it did not simply mirror the files, as I expected, but set up a complicated set of archives, etc...

Thus, I'd like to go back to the good old SyncBack software I used before. The problem is that I was able to cancel the sceduled task that backed my files up, but Windows 7 still reminds me each day to backup my files.

I did not find any option to simply disable the backups. How can I do that ?

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Can't you just disable the reminders about the backups in the Action Center? Check out this post on How To Geek, many settings about the Action Center are explained.

In the Maintenance section, if next to Windows Backup, it says On, click to set it to "Not monitored".

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You beat me to it! – user3463 Sep 11 '09 at 13:01

Well, you can turn them off (as I expect you've done), and disable the warnings in the Action Centre. That's the simplest answer.

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