Windows 7 Backup and Restore

Windows 7 sports a greatly improved Backup and Restore utility that is leaps and bounds over previous Windows versions. Windows 7 makes the creation of safety copies of all your essential data just in case a catastrophe should strike, like an insidious piece of malware wiping everything out.

Windows 7 Backup and Restore gives you control over what gets backed up (libraries, directories, et al.) You can also set a schedule for Backup and Restore to follow so you don't have to perform the backup manually.

It's a good idea to backup to another drive or to burn your backup to a DVD. The Ultimate and Professional versions of Windows 7 give you the power to make a backup from over a network. Let's get to know the Windows 7 Backup and Restore utility.

Backup and Restore with Windows 7

To use the Windows 7 Backup and Restore utility open up an instance of Windows Explorer and right-click on the drive that you want to backup. On the right-click menu, select properties, navigate to "Tools" and click the "Back up now..." button.

On the "Back up and Restore" window click the "Set up Backup" link. If you're not using an administrator account, Windows will prompt you to enter in an administrator password before you can proceed with the backup.

Next, Windows 7 will ask you what you want to backup. A default option is selected by default, which will let Windows 7 choose which files are best to backup. Select the "Let me choose" option if you'd like to tell Windows exactly what you'd like to backup.

The last window will allow you to review your backup settings before proceeding with the actual backup. Lastly, hit the "Save settings and run backup" and sit back and watch Backup and Restore do its job.

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Windows 7 Built-In Backup Utility

Previous versions of Windows came stock with dissapointing versions of a backup utility. This lead to software companies releasing their own versions of backup utilities to compensate for this. The Windows 7 Backup and Restore utility blows all previous versions away.

It's easier to use and more powerful. Never get caught without a backup of all your important files. Malware and hard drive crashes are hard to bounce back from if you don't have a reliable way to restore a backup to your computer. Windows 7 Backup and Restore is a powerful backup utility that every user should learn how to use.