Questions tagged [windows-7-backup]

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 Exclude Backup and Restore Service from Windows Defender in Windows 10?

Running Backup and Restore on Windows 10 1909, I noticed that the backup was very slow because Windows Defender (MsMpEng.exe) used most of the CPU time. In the Windows Defender configuration I ...
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Is it possible to create a Windows installation disk from both system reserved and recovery partitions?

If not, is there any other way to manually install them? The partitions are sitting on my hard drive, but System Repair (F8 in BIOS) or recovery aren't available. The manufacturer has no OS ...
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windows 10 restore from backup on a different drive

Scenario During or shortly after the standard windows user log on my computer would immediately power off. I tried reverting software back as best I could with no luck. I've since reinstalled a new ...
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Windows 10 Windows 7 backup

How would I go about in the Windows 10 "Back up and Restore (Windows 7)" in the Control Panel so that it DOESN'T store the disk label as well but just the drive letter like F: or G:. Currently it ...
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Can I backup data without Booting?

I am using Windows 7. Recently, when I turned on my PC, it ran CHKDSK on one of my drive and after that, when the computer booted, I was unable to access that drive without formatting it. Now whenever ...
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How to create recovery media for Windows 10 (Legacy)?

I've created a backup system image of a Sata SSD using Windows, that has been through a few upgrades. Taking another backup of that drive is now impossible, but I have a recent system image taken with ...
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pip not recognized as internal or external command despite being in the PATH [duplicate]

I have never been able to successfully use python on my windows 7 computer. whenever I try to use pip, I get "pip is not recognized as an internal or external command." My PATH variable contains both ...
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Win7 restore from very old file backup

I've got a Win7 computer with gigabytes of file backups over 6 years on a file server. But when I start "Backup and Restore", "Select another date" "Show All", it only lists the 20 weeks or so. Is ...
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Restoring Windows 7 Backup to Windows 10 machine - Backup not showing up in dialog

I am given to understand that restoring backed-up files from a Windows 7 computer to your Windows 10 install is viable. I have a single backup on the external drive, storing my document folders as ...
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What are the files stored for a Windows 7 Backup? Or the Seagate backup?

When I got a backup drive, I was undecided whether to use the backup feature in Windows 7, or to use the Seagate utility that came with the drive. I had space enough for two backups, so I let them ...
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Selecting drives for a windows system image

Hello im trying to create a system image of my OS drive on my PC using the "Backup and Restore (Windows 7)". However when I go to make the image, It automatically checks the (D:) drive, which I can't ...
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I changed permissions on a drive and now Windows Backup says “Access is denied.” How do I give it read access?

I'm using Windows 10 Pro. I recently changed the permissions using the "Security" tab of the Properties window for a drive on my PC so only my user account has any kind of access. I had previously set ...
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Will Windows Backup or any other backup software look for previously backed up files?

I have an external hard drive, and I want to back up my computer to this drive. As I'm doing it for the first time, the following question have cropped up in my mind: Consider the situation that I ...
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Windows 7 Boot Loop: Startup Repair fails, sfc /scannow complains repair pending

I have a Win7-64 machine (using EFI boot) that was working OK, but has developed a boot loop. It reboots, enters Startup Repair, and fails with ExternalMedia, CorruptVolume. I booted the Win7 ...
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How do I restore Windows 7 from my external HDD with Linux Mint 18.1?

I bought a laptop with Windows 7 and backed it up onto my portable hard drive. I then wiped it from my laptops hard drive when installing Linux Mint. I have already backed up Mint. I would like to ...
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How to backup with Windows 7 without compression?

I have noticed that when you use Backup and Restore in Windows 7 you get a backup of compressed and sliced up .zip files. So how do I backup without compression? I just want to browse my backup as ...
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Copying WindowsImageBackup in command line

I often restore Windows 7 system from a WindowsImageBackup folder from drive d: using a Windows installation disk. I also keep incremental backups on external HDD. Provided that I formatted d: how ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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 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 ...