Windows® 7 backup update
What are the various benefits of taking backups of Windows 7 update files? How can backups be performed effectively?
In Windows 7, you can backup files to another hard drive, your network, or a CD or DVD. This backup and restore facility for your personal computer comes with all editions of Windows. The things that you have to be careful of are factors like portability and safety of your data. In case of online services, the protection provided to your documents from cyber criminals has to be confirmed. But when it comes to offline services, the threat is much more limited, though not entirely safe. You have to ensure that virus infection are removed before taking backups of data in various storage mediums. Backup and restore is an important feature shipped with the Windows 7 Operating System.
Tips to backup the Windows 7 update files and its benefits are given below:
- Procedure to use backup and restore
- Tips to remember
Procedure to use backup and restore
The procedure of using backup and restore facility is simple. First, right click on your local drive and select Properties. Now click on the Tools tab and click the Back up button. In the Window go to the 'Backup or restore'tab and select the files, click the link to set up a backup. Windows will now search for a suitable drive to store the backup or a location on your network. Then you have to decide among the options, either to ‘let Windows choose’ what to backup or ‘let me choose’ (the latter is recommended). Then select the files and folder to include them in the backup. Save the settings and view the details button to check that the backup is done properly. You can restore any file if you need and also manage backup size.
Tips to remember
An important point to remember is that you can save the backup of the entire disc partition in the USB external drive or in some DVDs. For this, run the 'Backup and Restore' tool from the 'Control Panel' and click the 'Create a system image' link on the left. Another tip is to create a system repair disc of Windows 7 after you have done the system image backup. The system repair disc contains the boot record and the basic tool that you can use to restore the PC from repair disc. The Windows 7 have the ability to schedule the backup process for the next time. Keep this schedule option enabled and change it often.
The backup facility is possible to another drive or a DVD and if its Professional or Ultimate editions of Windows 7, you also have the option of backing up your files to a network. Another benefit is that Windows 7 asks you whether or not you want a system image, any particular data folders you want to save, or you want to leave the entire process to Windows. This facility is not available in earlier Windows versions. Windows 7 backup facility gives you access to your previous system image files for deletion, shows exactly how much space is used by each of its backup components. The default backup action will cause the Windows 7 to backup all your data in Libraries also. This feature is absent in earlier editions of Windows.
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