Every copy of Windows 7 includes a complete suite of backup tools. The suite contains everything you need to back up (and restore) your entire system. What’s more, after you’ve set up your initial backup, future backups happen automatically. In fact, Windows 7 makes it so easy to set up fully automated backups, it’s almost nuts not to do it. But (you knew there had to be one) Windows 7′s backup tools are based on a different philosophy than previous versions of Windows and so do not operate exactly as you might expect. Until you understand what Microsoft is trying to do, the differences can be confusing.Today's free Windows Secrets Top Story walks you through setting up a complete initial Win7 user-data backup, system image, and recovery disc. When you're done, the Backup Scheduler will take over and safeguards your user data through automatic backups on whatever schedule you authorized. You'll be automatically protected from here on out! http://windowssecrets.com/top-story/build-a-complete-windows-7-safety-net/ Other topics in my column:
- Win7 network stuck in 'Public' mode
- The "Make all future networks public" debacle
- Wanted! Your top personal-privacy tips
- Laptop laptop audio audio echo echo
- What is this pesky "Installiqupdater?"
- Secunia PSI tags Google Chrome as a threat
Complete issue contents: http://WindowsSecrets.com/comp/110512 Free content posted on May 12, 2011:
| TOP STORY |
By Fred Langa
Build a complete Windows 7 safety net
Win7's backup system has three major parts
Windows Vista and XP backup and imaging
Step one: Setting up your initial backup
Step two: Create a full-system image
Step three: Create a System Repair boot disc
You already paid for these tools. So use 'em!
By Kathleen Atkins
Shakespearean question for us: what's in a name?
WACKY WEB WEEK
By Revia Romberg
Future "rock stars" on the big wall
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