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System backup Hey: It is the student again. I wonder if any one could put in a nutshell the benefits of "backing up my data " as opposed to copying it.

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Re: system backup

Essentially the same.
A good backup is a copy of any data you wouldnt want to lose in the event of hard drive failure, theft, fire, etc. A copy of your important data on another medium such as external hard drive, flash drive, cd, dvd, network drive.

I dont consider a floppy a reliable medium, dont use those.
A copy of your data to another partition on the same physical hard drive is NOT really a true backup.

The best is to back up (copy) your important data to a reliable and known good medium and store it in a different location than your original data. Different location meaning, not in your house, but in someone else's house.

Back up today what you dont want to lose if your hard drive goes up in smoke tomorrow. Simple as that.

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Recover data from my backup

Which operating system and what data do you need to recover ???
You can create a backup disk with Microsoft Windows 7 or any other version of the operating system.
This disk will contain the files, programs and settings that you chose to save during the backup operation.
Yet, this disk does little good for you if you do not know how to retrieve that backup data.
Luckily, Microsoft offers a simple process for restoring this data to your operating system.
Even a basic computer user should have no problem restoring her backed up data from a backup disk.

Insert your Windows 7 installation DVD into your optical drive.
Reboot your computer and press a key to boot from the disk once prompted.
Click "Repair your computer."
Choose the hard drive that contains your copy of Windows 7.

Click "Windows complete PC restore."
The latest backup data will be selected by default. I
n the event you wish to restore earlier backup data, press "restore from a different backup."
Click "Next."
Your computer will now restore the backup data into Microsoft Windows 7.

Sep 27, 2011 | Gateway 506GR PC Desktop


How to back up window 7

<p>Back up your important files and programs absolutely necessity for time.<span> </span>Fortunately, Windows 7 has a built in your favor in the implementation of data backup and recovery procedure for your computer support. Use Backup and Restore Backup Windows 7 and all data stored on the hard disk. Although the Windows utility does not have many extra features such as third-party tools, is more suitable for the backup process and cost you a penny.<br /> <p> <br /> <p>1. Connect the USB cable from the external HD into a USB port on your computer. Connect the "Startup" window that opens.<br /> <p>2. Click Start, click Control Panel. Click "System and Maintenance, click Backup and Restore" button.<br /> <p><br /> <p>3. Click on "Configure backups to backup and restore window that opens. Click on" External Hard Drive "in the destination window and click Next. This means that the hard drive as the location of backup files.<br /> <p><br /> <p>4. Click the "Let me choose" option to a dialog to open files on your computer. Click to select Include system image units. "This option ensures that the backup is a copy of Windows 7 operating system, so belong to reformat or hard disk crash can be recovered.<br /> <p><br /> <p>5. Click "Next" and click "Save Settings and Run-up" on the confirmation window to start creating a backup of your operating system Windows 7. Do not get your hard disk to the process.<br />

on Jun 21, 2011 | PC Desktops


How to Backup and restore the registry

In case you go and modify the registry manually and you want to back it up in case something goes wrong and you want to restore it, this is perfect for you.


1.) Go into the start menu and click "Run".
2.) Type "cmd" and click OK
3.) type in the window "copy c:\windows\system.dat c:\windows\system.000" and press enter.
4.) Once Complete type "copy :\windows\user.dat c:\windows\user.000" and press enter.

You have now created a backup of the registry.


1.) Go into the run menu again and type cmd.
2.) Type in the 2 commands that was shown in the backup section except in each command swap the twon directores.
(e.g.) "copy c:\windows\system.dat c:\windows\system.000" will become "copy c:\windows\system.000 c:\windows\system.dat"

Whatever was backed up when you created the backup file will be restored to the windows registry.

on Dec 26, 2009 | PC Desktops

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I will reformat my pc and i want to create backup first how do i do it

There are several waye to take backup of your whole machine.

1. windows backup utility
2. Manual Backup
3. third party software, like Symentec backup, acronis true image (will backup whole image of your pc)

if you dont have third party software then i recommend u take either manually or windows backup utility, but i do my self and prefer manual backup.

Manual Backup:

1. copy your user profile, which will include your desktop, documents, music, favorates,outlook (pst files), contacts, pictures, download, and shorcuts or link.
2. copy your data from other partition if you have like D: drive or so .

3. put the data in external hardisk, dvd, cd or any backup device .

Sep 04, 2011 | Dell PC Desktops

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Reload operating system

hey.....if the backup vanished due to some reasons....and it is no longer avalable now then u must have got some discs from company to create a recovery......if not thn just install a fresh copy of operating system and re-create backup again!!!!!!!

Jul 21, 2010 | Everex eXplora RS2800 PC Desktop

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My Aspire G600P desktop has a Fat 32 file on the C drive. I have bought a Verbatim External hard drive which has Nero Back it up which has an autoback up which formats the internal hard drive with NTFS....

You cannot switch file systems and keep the data, you can however backup your data and reformat your hd, then proceed to copy from the backup media to the reinstalled OS. there are many tools to do both task, I would recommend download a linux live cd and backup to your external drive from there, then just reinstall windows and format your drive with an NTFS partition. I hope this helps.

May 13, 2010 | Acer Aspire G600p PC Desktop

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How to back up with a floppy disc

Just put in the floppy disk and copy the backup info to A: Let me know if you need more help.

Nov 12, 2008 | PC Desktops

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Restoring WIndow Vista

No, windows backup will only restore your data, for example My documents, Desktop, User settings, and Outlook data.
To restore the system you will need a windows install disk, or if your computer has a restore partition(like many dell, packard bell etc.), you can use the restore windows utility from partition.


Jun 06, 2008 | PC Desktops

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How do i backup

What you have to backup data or the whole system.

  1. If it is the data you can copy the files and store into the other media like harddisk, cd anything.
  2. You have to copy the whole system in windows just goto start menu, programs, accerssories and system tools and restore . Here you can backup and restore the data of the whole system by date. Here you can restore the data which you stored before.
These are the way to backup in the individual want know any other thing please inform.

May 06, 2008 | PC Desktops

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