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Yes, in %APPDATA%\Local\Temp or %temp% for short it is safe to delete files. Files that are in use and important for programs will be locked (i.e. open). Windows does not delete files from this directory itself however if you choose "Disk cleanup" in the properties of the drive it will include a clean up of these files. (Make sure to never click "compress ...


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Short answer: you have to run sysprep on your old PC, shut it down and move the drive to the new PC. Long answer: Sysprep is one way only and it strips Windows from all hardware drivers, once you run it, you'd have to install drivers on your old PC as well. You need to create a backup of your Windows in case something will go wrong. Use the following ...


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Go to Control Panel » Backup and Restore and follow the screenshots to disable your schedule (Click through the next two screens)


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The most reliable save is to simply clone the entire partition (the portion of the disk where Windows 7 OS resides). This takes more time and disc capacity than selectively picking out system configuration details, but is also much less likely to result in a corrupted or "almost" system restoration. Several tools exist. I have used open source ...


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Reading from an SSD is a no-wear action. Writing to it does cause some wear. Your setup is OK, as far as causing wear to the SSD. However, imagine if there was a fire or flood; both original and backup are ruined. Consider off-site backup of your most important files. What about lightning? Consider backing up to NAS behind a surge protector in another ...


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You need to see if your supporting software like backups (and their ability to restore) can support. 200 character long paths are very long. Then IT should never edit paths or folder names unless you know what users are doing or have done. Users may have path names in formulae in excel for example that links data from excel to excel files. By changing paths,...


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After your reinstall, Control Panel -> System and Security -> File History -> Select Drive Then select the drive or add the network location. From there, you should click the checkbox "I want to use a previous backup on this File History drive". Then in the box under "Select an existing backup:" you should see your previous backup. Select it and click Ok. ...


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I script this to run every week: wbadmin delete backup -keepversions:7 -quiet Easy. Fire and forget.


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You can use the "Windows 7 File Recovery" option in Control Panel to schedule system images and store them in a different location from where you store "File History" backups. You can also use PowerShell to script this stuff out so you have finer control over things. Then you can use Task Scheduler to schedule when the PowerShell scripts trigger. You can ...


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Generally you are stuck with what Windows Backup does. However, Windows Backup will not attempt to compress files it knows are already compressed. So once the backup is complete you may be able to gain a few % by compressing it further with 7-Zip/WinRAR. However, for the extra time it will take, much longer than the backup in the first place and minimal ...


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I don't have a Blu-ray device to test with, but AFAIK this will work. This will take a rewritable Blu-ray disc If you have no rewritable Blu-ray discs, I think this is impossible, unless you are willing to mount a flash drive to /home/partimag for step 3 and burn the image to the Blu-ray with another computer. First, verify that your Blu-ray disc is ...


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In Windows 8 and later the Windows 7 Control Panel applet "Backup and Restore" has been deprecated and renamed to "Windows 7 File Recovery" (Windows 8) and "Backup and Restore (Windows 7)" in Windows 10. This means that Microsoft no longer intend to develop it and you can expect that one day they will remove it from future Windows versions. Meanwhile, it is ...


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1.) Disable your Firewall and Anti Virus software and test again. 2.) Do you use a dual boot setup? Some users said this caused the problem: http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_7-performance/a-volume-shadow-copy-service-operation-failed/b0efd722-d5c0-4658-a769-59de299cfeec I encountered the same problem when trying to run Win7 and ...


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Try this msbkwin.lzh tool. It made exactly for your case - extract files from old MSQIC and NTBKUP archives. You can unpack msbkwin.lzh archive with 7zip You can check other related utilities from the same author by navigating to http://www.willsworks.net/downloads/ P.S. msbkwin.lzh is MSqic and NTbkup extraction tools. It is open source program, so ...


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How is consistency achieved? It's using Shadow Copies, and taking a 'snapshot' of the live system to create an image from. It will be accurate as of the time the snapshot (shadow copy) was created.


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That folders/files are owned by the SYSTEM account. Not by you. You will have to take ownership first. Then change the permissions. And this may take several attempts, alternating "taken ownership" and "changing permissions". Start with the top-level folder and then work your way down to the files. Reverse that if neccessary. It is possible that after ...


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There are heaps of posts with your problem on this website. I use the free AOMEI Backupper that supports all storage devices recognized by Windows and has as bootable media both Windows PE and Linux Bootable. All this for free and never a problem with restore. The following procedure is said to fix your problem, but I have never tried it. In fact, I have ...


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Yes. You can use a freeware tool called Disk2VHD which can also create VHDX files which essentially creates a backup of a Disk and makes a VHDX file. Do note, Given that Windows Server 2008 doesn't support VHDX files, you cannot actually test the file on that system. But move it to a Windows 2012, Windows 8 or later and you can test it there using Disk ...


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The safest and fastest way to do this would be to make a disk image, copying everything on the SSD, including system and hidden files, using a third-party tool such as Macrium Reflect Free. Because this uses direct disk I/O, rather than moving a single fle at a time and then creating anew the file system information, speed depends on the total size of the ...


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Windows 8/8.1 automatically manages and syncs "C:\Users{user}\AppData\Local\Packages\RoamingState" data that is equivalent to "WinRT App roaming data storage". Unfortunately WinRT App local storage is not syncing between PC and only this data should be placed in the backup. This data placed in "C:\Users{user}\AppData\Local\Packages\LocalState".


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If you use the System Restore feature in Windows to create automatic restore points on your drives, this may be the cause of your Backup failure. After trying many other solutions, my problem was resolved by deleting all of the shadow copies (i.e. restore points) that are created by the Windows System Restore feature. Apparently I did not have enough free ...


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If you select the "Let me Choose" option, you can do this. The trick is to ignore (uncheck all boxes in) the section labeled "Data Files". Then, you can select all the folders you want in the "Computer" section. If you initially check the box under your Users\accountname\ folder, it will check all the subfolders. Then you can drill down and individually un-...


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EDIT 2013-09-02 - Important - see comments after this answer for some important caveats. You may want to check out Crashplan. It's a very configurable and free backup solution. You can backup to another device on the same computer, another computer on your LAN, or another computer over the internet. If you wish to pay, you can use their cloud servers, but ...


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Create Synchronicity is open source and can get you part of the way there with "One-way incremental" synchronization: From their manual: Left to right (Incremental): New and modified files are copied from left to right, but deletions are not. In this case, the right folder somehow keeps an incremental history of changes that occurred on the left. As for ...


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There is a hotfix from Microsoft: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2807849. I had this issue on Windows 7 and it worked.


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You can't really do a traditional snapshot, but you can make a system image of your computer that you can later use to restore it with the built in functionality of Windows 7 Backup. I'll put the information from the article I found here To back up your programs, system settings, and files Open Backup and Restore by clicking the Start button ...


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An immediate shutdown can be started using: %windir%\system32\shutdown.exe -s -f -t 00 To run this command after completion of the backup, you could use a command script which starts the backup command first and then executes the shutdown. Example: ntbackup backup \\iggy-multi\d$ /j "Command Line Backup 4" /f "D:\backup.bkf" %windir%\system32\shutdown....


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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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I guess the answer should be rsync. I did this once, has a samba server on the linux one, mounted it as a network drive on windows (or was it the other way around?) and then ran some task to do the automated backup of w/e I wanted with rsync (for windows too) http://www.rsync.net/resources/howto/windows_rsync.html


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to keep the latest 3 backups: wbadmin delete backup -keepversions:3 -quiet open notepad and type in the line. save the file as remove-old-backups.bat open Task Scheduler (Windows 10) In the right click on "Create Task" [General]: fill in a description [Triggers] > [New] > [On a schedule] > [weekly] … (to run it weekly) [Actions] > [New] > [Start a program] ...


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