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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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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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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How to recover my computer to intial state?

I have Lenovo G560 with Windows 7 Home basic. I used Onekey Recovery the last time I was recovering my system to initial state but now it is not going to recovery environment when I click on the ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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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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How can I find which 'file or directory is corrupted and unreadable' to Windows Backup?

Event log says just The file or directory is corrupted and unreadable. (0x80070570) 70050780E30500003F0900005B090000420ED1665C2BEE174B64529CB14610EA71000000
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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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How to get back or restore deleted data from recycle bin? [duplicate]

Basically I have deleted all the data which had tons of documents and now I want to get those data back. I use Windows 7 ultimate (fake version) - used backup, restore data files through control panel ...
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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 ...
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Windows 7 Backup and Restore after partition format and other OS install

I have a laptop with Windows 7. I have used the built-in Backup and Restore feature to create a system image on an external hard drive and I have created a recovery disk. The system image included ...
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Why is a member of “Backup Operators” group denied from running backup?

On my Windows 7, I created a user, BackupUser5, and added him to the "Backup Operators" group. By design: Members of this group can back up and restore files on a computer, regardless of any ...
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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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Copy whole OS (Linux/Windows) to a new HDD

I want to backup my OS (windows 7 & linux) in case of HDD failure. Do I have to image whole partitions (e.g. using dd) or just copy files? I've read that rsync -a / /mnt/backup can do the job. Can ...
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How can I create a backup of my computer like amazon's AMI

Hello I use a windows 7 desktop, and in the last 4 weeks I have had 12 developers join my team, and it has been a hard time to get their boxes up and running. I was researching an option where I could ...
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Laptop hard drive replacement: losing Windows recovery?

I might soon have to change my hard drive for a new one as it is starting to show signs of ceasing to work properly. I am running Windows 7 and have a recovery partition on the current hard drive from ...
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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 8 - Win7 Backup Failing

I have a Windows 8 PC with two network cards installed. One is my normal card connected to a router, the other while also connected to the same router is meant exclusively for use by Hyper-V / ...
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Win 7 full disk encryption with backup

I have a win 7 laptop that I would like to fully encrypt the hard drive and back up the encrypted hard drive routinely. Should I use TrueCrypt (not running Ultimate)? And how would I access the ...
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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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How repair windows user profile after interrupted backup

I interrupted windows 7 backup, so after reboot, windows load in temp profile, in list of user's profiles, it marks like a archiving profile. Deleting profile status in reestr don't work. How to ...
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Incremental Backup

The data I have on my system typically changes a lot in a month. Because of this, I feel the need to back-up all my files on a monthly basis. Since backing up all the data from scratch takes ...
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Restoring Windows 7 from a system image

I am asking now so when the time comes, I can restore from the image on my NAS drive drive. I have Windows 7 Home Premium, and used the anytime upgrade to upgrade to Windows Professional, for the ...
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Windows 7 64 bit errors

I'm not the sharpest crayon in the box so forgive me if this is posted wrong. Every couple of months I run the "chkdisk" function of Windows 7 and just discovered errors that when corrected crash my ...
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How to Backup and Restore System Drive in Windows7 Home Premium 64 bit

I am using Windows 7 home premium - 64 bit on Samsung laptop. I want to know that if there is any method or software available to backup the entire OS drive with all system settings and additional ...
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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 ...