Backup in Windows® 7
Provide the guidelines to take backup in Windows 7. What are its advantages?
Windows Backup allows you to make copies of data files and create a system image which includes your system settings, programs and files. In Windows 7, you may choose your custom location for the data backup. The Backup and Restore feature is located under System and Security in the Control Panel. You can start creating a backup from the 'Backup and Restore center' in the 'Control Panel'. You can choose your preferred location where you would like to create your backup. You may also select a network location to create your backup. By clicking 'Add Network Location', you can add your network path. You can either leave it to Windows to choose the files or do it yourself. If you choose to select your own files, you would be presented to choose the files for backup. The Backup and Restore center notifies you that backup is in progress, you may have a look at the actual progress by clicking on View Progress.
The process of taking a full back up in Windows 7 and its advantage are discussed below:
- Advantage of backup
- Back up process
- Things to keep in mind
Advantage of backup
The backup features are really useful, because in case your Windows 7 corrupt any file, then you can easily restore the Windows 7 to the original state. Although there are a lot of third party software available for creating system image for windows 7, they are not that reliable. They may contain virus, Trojan or it may even crash your operating system. The only safe way to create full backup for your Windows 7 is to use the built-in feature of Windows 7. Image is the backup copy that stores in your hard drive, and in case of any problem you can always revert your system to that position. The problems occur when there is any problem or issues with your Windows 7.
For start taking full backup, you need to first click on 'Start' button, and then type “Backup” in search menu. In the next box you would see 'Backup and Restore' option. You can also access from 'Control Panel' and then to 'Backup and Restore'. After launching Backup and Restore you need to click on 'Create a system image' option located at the right side panel. Now you get an option to backup your data inside your hard disk, USB, DVD, CD or any other hard disk. You may Select any option and confirm the space for the backup. Click on 'Start Backup' for confirmation.
While performing a full backup for your system, you need to make sure that your system is receiving a proper power supply. An interruption in the backup can leave the process corrupted. You should not use a rewritable CD or DVD while performing a full back up.
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