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What kind of “personalisation” does sysprep remove exactly?

I intend to move all data from my old laptop to a new one. I will be following "method 3" from this guide: http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/135077-windows-7-installation-transfer-new-computer.html ...
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Windows 7 Backup System Restore problems

My mom's computer is acting up and it seems to tie back to VSS but i can't figure out what the problem is. It's a Dell running windows 7 Home Premium SP 1. The first symptom I noticed is that Windows ...
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Is there a canonical list of files/directories/file types that can be safely excluded from Windows 7 Backup?

I'm looking into speeding up my Windows 7 backup. I have it creating a system image of my system drives/partitions (320GB in total; about ~40GB free [lots of Steam games...]) once a week. I have ...
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Backup software that supports differential backup or syncing? (rsync interface maybe?) W7 [closed]

I am looking for an incremental / differential / sync backup utility that does not require a full backup to begin. I have a TB external drive with backups of pictures and movies, about 800GB, and I ...
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778 views

Does Windows 7 Backup save hidden files?

I have a lot of hidden directories in my Windows home and documents directories. I want them to be backed up and I am using the Windows 7 built-in backup mechanism. Will Windows Backup (the built-in ...
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259 views

Not enough space for Windows 7 System Backup

My primary hard disk only has 617GB used. It is a 1.21TB hard drive. I am backing up to a newly formatted 931GB drive. I'm only doing System Backup and not any separate files. Why is Windows 7 ...
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451 views

Automatic incremental backups to a network drive (Windows)

So after learning that Windows 7 Home Premium doesn't support this, I'm looking for another solution. I would like to backup my Windows machine to my Ubuntu server. Are there any good automatic ...
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Where did my backup files go? Can they be recovered?

I just purchased a Western Digital Essential SE 1TB external hard drive from Best Buy at their recommendation. I then exchanged it for a Toshiba Canvio (I think that was the name). I have a Toshiba ...
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Can't figure out how to use Windows Backup

I'm seriously confused. I tell Windows 7 to back up some files on my D:\ drive along with my documents from C:\ onto my Q:\ drive, and here's what I see, with some questions: Every time I change a ...
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Windows 7 and partial backups with Windows Backup

I'm running Windows 7 Enterprise: systeminfo OS Name: Microsoft Windows 7 Enterprise OS Version: 6.1.7601 Service Pack 1 Build 7601 and trying to do a backup from the command line: ...