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Backing Up & Recovering Data

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How to Configure the Backup Program in Windows 7

The first backup you make with Windows Backup is different from the rest of them, mostly because this first-time operation also configures the backup software. The following steps walk you through the [more…]

How to Configure the Backup Program in Windows Vista

The first backup you make with Windows Backup is different from the rest of them, mostly because this first-time operation also configures the backup software. The following steps walk you through the [more…]

How to Change the Configuration of Windows Vista Backup

There are a number of reasons that you may want to modify your computer’s backup routine. You may want to back up more often, change the set of files to back up, name a different drive to back up from [more…]

How to Modify the Configuration of Windows 7 Backup

There are a number of reasons that you may want to modify your computer’s backup routine. You may want to back up more often, change the set of files to back up, name a different drive to back up from [more…]

How to Stop a Windows Backup in Progress

When the computer is backing up, it is hard (slow) to do anything else on the computer. If you must use the computer, you can stop the backup. The key to stopping a backup is to find the Stop Backup button [more…]

How to Disable Windows 7 Backup

Once you have configured Windows Backup to run automatically, why would you ever want to disable it? Well, perhaps because you know you are going to need to get some work done when the backup would normally [more…]

How to Disable Windows Vista Backup

Once you have configured Windows Backup to run automatically, why would you ever want to disable it? Well, perhaps because you know you are going to need to get some work done when the backup would normally [more…]

How to Restore Files from the Last Windows 7 Backup

The beauty of having a backup set of files is that you can recover a file, one that’s long lost or destroyed or just a previous version of something you once had. You can perform the following steps to [more…]

How to Restore Files from an Older Windows 7 Backup

When restoring files from a backup, the Windows restore operation looks for only the most recently backed-up file. But what about older files? What if you have a file that’s evolved and you need to recover [more…]

How to Restore Files from an Older Windows Vista Backup

When restoring files from a backup, the Windows restore operation looks for only the most recently backed-up file. But what about older files? What if you have a file that’s evolved and you need to recover [more…]

How to Restore All Your Personal Files in Windows Vista

You can restore all your personal files if anything nasty ever befalls them. The steps work the same as for restoring any single file or folder, but you must take care to find the right folder. [more…]

How to Restore All Your Personal Files in Windows 7

You can restore all your personal files if anything nasty ever befalls them. The steps work the same as for restoring any single file or folder, but you must take care to find the right folder. [more…]

How to Restore Files from the Last Windows Vista Backup

The beauty of having a backup set of files is that you can recover a file. You can perform the following steps to restore a file from a backup set: [more…]

Back up Your Entire Computer with Windows Vista’s Complete PC Backup

The Complete PC Backup program is different from the regular backup program. Unlike the automatic backup, which is a file copying and archiving utility, the Complete PC Backup program is a disk imaging [more…]

How to Restore from Windows Vista’s Complete PC Backup

Suppose you lose everything on your Windows Vista computer. If you were wise, you used the Complete PC Backup. Now all you have to do is restore. You return to the Backup Status and Configuration window [more…]

How to Set Up an External Drive for Windows System Image

To use an external hard drive for Windows Vista Complete PC Backup or Windows 7 System Image, you must ensure that the drive is formatted with the NT File System, or NTFS. Because most external drives [more…]

How to Create a System Restore Point to Safeguard Your PC

The Windows 8 System Restore feature allows you to set restore points (think of them as snapshots of your important system files), which you can return to whenever Windows 8 experiences problems. Most [more…]

How to Back Up Your Files

You should back up the personal files on your computer to keep them safe, in case anything bad happens to your computer, by copying those files to a CD or DVD. This video shows you how easy it is to select [more…]
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