I have a couple of Windows 7 machines at work. I have them both set up to perform weekly backups to a network drive. I'd like to temporarily disable that, while I'm on vacation. But I don't know how.

I've gotten into Backup and Restore. It lists the backup destinations and I see the one that I'd like to disable. But there's no Enable or Disable functionality that I can see there.

Q: How do I disable the scheduled weekly backup?


The dialog is just to make things easier. Behind the scenes it creates a regular Task Scheduler task which you can modify. It is listed under Task Scheduler -> Task Scheduler Library -> Microsoft -> Windows -> WindowsBackup -> AutomaticBackup task. Change the start date past your vacation (leave the rest alone).

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Go to Control Panel » Backup and Restore and follow the screenshots to disable your schedule

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(Click through the next two screens)

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    "Every Samstag at 19:00" That's an interesting mix of languages. – user Aug 1 '13 at 19:34
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    :D - Windows can't translate non-english weekdays if you install the english MUI later. That bug is all over the whole system – nixda Aug 1 '13 at 20:02
  • Yes, I got the same thing myself when someone at work decided I should have a localized Windows installation but I wanted it in English... installing the English language pack only netted me half the UI in English, no matter how many global settings I made for "English". – user Aug 1 '13 at 20:04

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