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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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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 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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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 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 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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Getting an error while creating a restore point

I get this error when I try to create a restore point, what should I do to solve the issue?
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Partition 2Tbit external hard drive - Part to Clone or Part to backup files

I have a hard drive in my laptop that is about to fail and I want to clone it to an external hard drive which is a lot larger than the laptop. I hope this to be a onetime thing, but just in case I ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Move folder to another computer including its windows 7 backup

I have an old Windows 7 desktop that serves as a file server to a couple of users. The files are mainly documents. We use offline files so users can access the documents on the road. One bonus of ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Windows Image Backup and the Vanishing Old Backup

Context: Windows 7 32-bit edition Big external drive for holding system images I've noticed that even when there's plenty of space (say, several hundred GBs of free space), when I make a new system ...
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Restore backup made with wbadmin in windows 7

I made a manual backup (windows 7, console) using wbadmin: wbadmin Start backup –backupTarget:H: -include:D: How do I restore from that backup? The wbadmin's commands set in windows 7 is limited ...
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Error 0x810000E3 - Full Backup recovery Windows 7

I performed a Full Back-up of my Windows 7 machine to an HFS harddrive, and could not recover from the harddrive after a format and reinstall because the system would not recognize the drive. The ...
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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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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 & 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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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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Failed to back up: The specified object was not found. (0x80042308)

I've been unable to backup my hard drive and I've been trying trying recommendations off of Google for quite a while, to no avail. When I try to backup files, I get the following error message: ...
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creating/attaching vhd fails - “virtual disk provider not found”

I'm trying to setup a backup environment that I can use to test restoring an encrypted system. To that end, I'm using a secondary 30 GB partition on a Latitude d630 to run a "bare-bones" unencrypted ...
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HP Recovery Manager failed creating a backup disc

I had to restore my computer (running Windows 7) back to its factory default, so I ran the HP recovery manager disc and chose to reformat my computer. Before doing this I was given an option to backup ...