Creating a Backup with W7

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  1. enigma1944

    enigma1944 Senior Member

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    I have never made a backup to cd on my laptop. I tried this today using the W7 restore/backup installed program. The following are the results but I am not sure I did it correctly.

    I followed the instructions and it ran for 20 min. and produced 1 CD for backup.

    My C drive has 83GB installed and the D 12GB.

    Shouldn't I have copied more thab 1 CD
     
  2. gavin19

    gavin19 New Member

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    There are loads of free backup programs that put the default W7 version to shame. Paragon Backup and Recovery Free Edition comes highly recommended and can be configured to backup whatever you need, on whatever schedule you need, to wherever you need! Give it a spin. It's free anyway so you have nothing to lose (so to speak) :)
     
  3. Saltgrass

    Saltgrass Excellent Member
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    I would have to say a small backup like that does not look normal. I always use a hard drive, and usually external.
     
  4. SIW2

    SIW2 New Member

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    If you have total used space of 100 gb - a decent backup image app.,like the Paragon, will produce a backup image of 50 - 60 gb.

    You're going to need a lot of cd's.

    Put it on an external HD instead.

    You need to choose the System image option if you are sticking with Windows backup - though I strongly advise you use something else.
     

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