Jul 11 2007

Windows Backup

Windows Backup is a program that ships with all Vista versions except Starter and Basic and lets you quickly and easily backup your computer. Lets face it most of us only think about backing up after its too late. While Windows Backup isn’t the greatest program out there, its included in Vista for free so its better than nothing. To open it up Click Start – Control Panel – System Maintenance – Backup & Restore Center. Or the Quick way. Click Start and type Backup in the Search box the click the top search result- Backup & Restore Center.

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Now just click Back up files.

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Now approve the UAC and Windows will search for Backup devices, Hard drives, CD or DVD burners or external drives.

 

 

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In the next box you get the option of where to save your backup. Click the drop down box or choose to browse for network drives if you have a network hooked up. Then click next.

 

 

 

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If you have more than 1 hard drive installed you can choose which one or all to backup. The drive with Vista install always get backed up automatically.

 

 

 

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Then click next.

The next screen give you the option to choose what you want backed up. Might as well choose it all. Click next.

 

 

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On this screen choose how often you want to backup, what day and what time. Click Save setting and backup.

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Windows is now backing up your files.

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Visit tomorrow for how to restore your files.

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