Making copies of data on Windows 7 so that the copies may be used to restore the original after a data loss event, or for historical retention.

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How to find Windows 7 key in full backup?

I bought a laptop many years ago with Windows 7 installed and didn't get an install CD. My hard drive died and half the sticker on the back has been ripped off (I can only read the first dozen ...
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What happens if I restore a windows image that has an old instance of CrashPlan?

Let's say I have crashplan making a LAN backup of a few different hard drives, then I make an image of my windows 7 drive. Then I continue using the computer, adding files to my various drives with ...
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What can cause the system to freeze in a way where even the reset button takes a long time to react?

What can be the reason for system freezes that are so "hard" that even the hardware reset button takes about 3 seconds until it actually resets the system (and then it actually powers down and up ...
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Does USMT work to transfer from Win 7 to Win 10?

So I am trying to use USMT to transfer a Domain profile from a Win 7 computer to a Win 10 computer. I have tried to use USMT>scanstate \\network\mystore /ui:domain:user from the Windows 8.1 ADK on ...
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Unable to create Windows backup on external HDD

I have a WD Elements 2TB portable hard disk (exFAT). I am unable to do backup of Windows on it. My Windows 7 laptop has NTFS system.
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Can I mirror a system drive to a partition?

I have a 240GB SSD with the system and I'd like to make daily copies of it onto a partition on a bigger HDD. I am aware od RAID, but it requires me to use whole drives, and of typical backup solutions,...
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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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Restore Windows 7 Image to different hard disk

I have an issue which has been driving me mad. I am trying to restore an image of a Windows 7 partition made with Windows Backup to a different hard disk drive (the original drive is failing) but in ...
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Windows 7's backup and restore shows an empty window

I've got another strange problem with Windows 7: When I open the "Backup and restore" in the control panel, I just get an empty window without any content. I can't use the backup and restore feature....
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can't restore windows 7 to a hard drive even tho the computer can find the hdd

So in Windows 7 / System Recovery Options I click on System Image Recovery. The image is loaded from a DVD (last disc of the DVD per the instructions) and I can see the HDD when I click on the "...
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Windows 7 Home Premimum backup and restore

Backup and Restore status indicates Stopping. Unable to restart, stop. Backups failing due to volumn shadow copy service failing. How can I reset volumn shadow copy service so backups can be ...
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Lock access to external USB disk

I am using an external USB3 disk drive for backups. My PC works under Windows 7. So far, the USB disk has permanently been connected to my system. Probably not a good idea anyhow, as the disk is ...
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Reduce size of Windows 7 system image backup?

The Windows C:/ partition is now almost a terabyte and normal Windows backup "system image" option wants to backup all of that space instead of just the base Windows files. How can I make an image/...
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Copying WindowsImageBackup folder

After making an image backup in Windows 7 Pro 64bit to another partition on the same physical hard drive there is WindowsImageBackup folder. After that if I wanted to save this backup to an external ...
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I upgraded from Windows 7 to Windows 10, but I don't want my Windows 7 backup deleted in a month

So I upgraded to Windows 10 from my Windows 7 PC, but I want to keep my Windows 7 OS to downgrade from Windows 10 if they start doing stupid things with it, like having DLC etc. But, I have an SSD as ...
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Why this strange Windows 7 backup failure?

I don't understand why I'm getting this when trying to run the Windows backup tool. An internal error has occured The parameter is incorrect. (0x80070057) Can you tell me what I should do about ...
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Windows 7 backup produces 0x80070002

I have a problem with my Windows 7 backup. It shows me the following error: Check your backup The system cannot find the file specified Backup time: 8/7/2011 15:53 Backup location: ...
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Windows Backup got interrupted, how can I find and delete the backup files created during the interrupted session?

I tried to create a backup on my external hard drive, but unfortunately that got interrupted. Before I ran the backup program, the external hard drive had 860 GB free. Now, it says it has 660 GB free. ...
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Windows Backup failed with I/O error 0x8078002A

Running Windows 7 SP1 64-bit. C = SSD D = internal HDD with docs on it. E = external HDD partition 1 (2 TB) F = external HDD partition 2 (2 TB) I select Windows can choose which files to back up, ...
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Restore files from Windows Vista/7 backup to Windows 8.1?

We have a backup of a Vista system made via the Windows Backup utility that we'd like to restore files from to a Windows 8.1 system, however it appears that 8.1 has completely removed the Windows ...
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Windows Backup & Restore, network location, how to identify my machine

I have a fairly decent idea of how build-in Backup & Restore works in Windows 7. However, I need to move my machine's backups to another location, and I need help finding which files to move. I ...
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How to explore or browse Files backed up using Windows Backup?

I had backed up files on my Desktop having Windows 7 Ultimate with Windows Backup. I urgently need a specific file which I had kept in My Documents, and which was being backed-up. Right now I do not ...
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How to determine which System Image goes with which system?

I created system images using Windows Backup and Restore for multiple computers using Windows 7. The System Image folders were named according to the System Name available within Windows. Since the ...
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Missing Partition With Recovery Files

I have a 3TB internal hard drive. It was an MBR initialized disk (which doesn't support hard drives over 2TB. You can however use a scheme to make the 3rd Terabyte its own partition. I did so by using ...
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Make backups every N minute via Windows backup tool

Trying to make a backup of a certain folder with high frequency but the minimal option is day. Is this possible? I tried also cmd tool wbadmin but partial backups are not supported in it.
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Missing backup and restore option in Windows 7

I don't know exactly what happen, but I'm thinking it has something to do with Windows 7 upgrade: 2 weeks ago I upgraded to SP1 and pretty sure this is when it happens to "broke" my backup and restore ...
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Windows restore saying partition is too small. It isn't

I built a media PC years ago with three 750 GB drives in a Raid-5 configuration. This allowed for 1.5 TB of space and had redundancy. At the time I didn't know how bad performance was with RAID. I ...
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Error 0x8100001A when trying to restore files using Windows 7 Backup & Restore

When trying to restore files using Windows 7 Backup & Restore, I get this error: It doesn't appear to matter what backup date I try to restore from. I always get this message. Quick research ...
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How can I restore from a previous hibernation state?

I'm trying to restore lost data from unsaved notepad.exes after Windows 7 automatically restarts (dang Windows Update). Browsing a couple of threads, it seems to be an impossible task. However, I ...
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Windows 7 cannot create system image after sysprep

I have 2 PCs of the same make and model from Acer. I lost the admin password on PC-01 and I cannot do a factory restore via F8 (no alt-F10, no password reset disk), so I am thinking to do a sysprep /...
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Windows 7 System Image creation to DVD-R's just turns my discs into Christmas decorations - should it work?

I'm trying to create a Windows 7 System Image to DVD-R and very few minutes (about 7) it keeps getting me to insert another new disc, but even though there's no error given I think it's not actually ...
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Zip settings. How to concatenate results from multiple zip files?

So I was one of those fools that didn't realize that Windows 8.1 has removed the windows 7 recovery option for restoring old backups. Now I have a backup set (A folder containing ~1500 zip files) ...
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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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Windows 8.1 “Windows 7 File Recovery” mechanism replacement

Yes, Windows 8.1 completely removes the "Windows 7 File Recovery" from the control panel. (Along with the insistence that you link a Microsoft Account during installation to, necessarily, use their ...
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Why can I only create one factory backup from my Lenovo ThinkPad?

Yesterday I mistakenly made a factory backup on my external hard drive from my Lenovo ThinkPad T-420. It wasted my whole empty space on that hard drive. Now I want to make another Lenovo factory ...
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Recover files dragged to windows backup

I have a hard drive where I store my windows backups as well as a few other folders. I was in this folder when I was bumped and it made me drop an entire folder on the windows backup folder and said ...
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Outlook 2010 Event Creation Date

I am using Outlook 2010 and want to know how to view the creation date of an Outlook event entered at the top of a specific date in the calendar. I see the last modified date in the lower right-hand ...
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How do I compare two folders recursively and generate a list of files and folders that are different?

tl;dr and an example I'm looking for a way to compare two folders recursively and output the relative paths all files (and folders) that are different (by size or by timestamp, à la rsync). For ...
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Windows 7 system image: Previous increment not visible in Explorer

I tried out the backup tool built into Windows 7 Pro x64. In the help text, it says: "If you're saving your system images on an internal or external drive, or on CDs or DVDs, you can keep several ...
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Windows 7 Image Restore with a smaller hard drive

I have a 500 GB drive that I have made a system image of. I would like to move that to a 250 GB drive (because it is a Solid State drive). I have made a Windows 7 Backup Image of my 500 GB drive. I ...
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Cannot Create Restore Point--says “Insufficient Space”?

For years (really), I've been getting this attached screenshot) message when I try to create a restore point (Windows 7). I have PLENTY of space. Because of this error, I haven't been able to make a ...
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Windows 7 backup error 0x81000037

I had trouble backing up while repeatedly getting the error code 0x81000037. The microsoft kb acticles didn't help (nor applied to my situation). After excluding some folders for backup I got rid of ...
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Dell Inspiron N5110 Overheats and Shuts Down from Past few Days

I have a Dell Inspiron N5110 with a 2.5Ghz i5-2450M processor, 4GB RAM and 1GB nVidia Graphics card running Windows 7 Home Premium, that's about 2 years old now. When I previously used to play games ...
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Windows Back Up

I have an external hard drive that I've used to create a manual back up by periodically copying data to it. Is it possible to set up the windows 7 back up tool to continue using this back up? Could I ...
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Windows Backup is stuck after upgrading to Windows 8.1

After upgrading to Windows 8.1 from Windows 8, the (Windows 7 backup) which was a part of Windows 8 is no longer available in 8.1, but for some reason (I guess because the back progress was running ...
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Windows 7 64bit, system backup hangs at 57%

Windows 7 64bit, system backup hangs at 57% This is a newly built machine from scratch Fresh install of all programs I have the auto backup set to a secondary internal drive. But when ever it fires ...
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Recover only one partition from system image

Unfortunately, I need to format my HDD and restore it later to exactly the same state it was before. My system ist like this: Windows 7 1 SSD as the Windows System drive 1 HDD as Data storage Now I ...
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Consistency during Windows 7 system image creation

On Windows 7 I am creating a system image of the system drive (C: in my case) onto an external USB harddisk. The process is taking long (has been running for an hour now). My question: I am taking ...
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How can I pin Backup and Restore to the start menu?

I want to pin Backup and Restore to the start menu since I use it so much, but it appears to be impossible.
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Win 7 Home Premium 64 bit running Cobian Backup 11 (Gravity)

I'm really enjoying Cobian 11, but am fairly new to it. My question is this. I back up a pretty large folder on a regular basis. I started off by doing a Full backup, and have followed that monthly ...