Windows 7 BAckup

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  1. Mathman7

    Mathman7 New Member

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    Hi everyone, first of all, anyone that replys to this post, i want to say thank you,i really appreciate it

    I am always downlaoding programs and sometimes, I mess up the registry ( is computer dumb and beleives i am saying the right word). So if I am "break " my computer and is unable to load up. I want to use windows 7 to back up everything. I haev an external hardrive to use, When I say everything, this means i want everything, prgrams, registry, my documents and EVERYTHING. so it is exactly the way it was before. I tried usign windows back p. their were a bucnh of thigns that appeared that i do not understand. Oh ye I have windows 7 home premium. So my question is can i backup my computer. If so can u please show me a tutorial. Messages on how to do it would be good, but a tutorial would also be nice. But mainly i want someone to tell me what to check on windows 7 back up because their is alot of confusing words i do not understand . so thank you
     
  2. Saltgrass

    Saltgrass Excellent Member
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    Start Windows Help and Support from the start menu, the type the following in the search window.

    windows image backup

    The back up your programs, system settings, and files (#4) has a 45 minute video and answers many questions.

    If you want specific help or steps, post back.
     
  3. davehc

    davehc Microsoft MVP
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    I long ago gave up using the built in backup. As an alternative, you might try athird party imaging program. I use Acronis, which you have to purchase, but there are several free ones available for download. One I have tried, and reccomend, is Macrium.

    Macrium Reflect FREE Edition - Information and download

    On a first installation, before doing anymore work, I make an image which is saved to a secure place. (anywhere but the install partition, of course). I the install my software and activate, then make another image. Whenever I clean my computer, or plan an "experiment", I preceed it by making yet another image. The latter is, naturally, constantly being overwritten when my cleaning program is redone.
    I normally have about four such images on my computer. If I have any doubts about trojans or malfunction, I do not waste time investigating, I replace the whole thing with a chosen image. I should point out that this is done by booting up with the program option of a bootable CD, so in the event of a total freeze up, there is still no problem. The procedure, on backup and/or restore, takes 10 to 15 minutes only, and you are back in business with all your customisation and activation intact.
     
  4. Mathman7

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    ok SaltGrass, I clicked on the search and i could not find the video, one more question? Doesn windows 7 home premium able to backup everything on your computer (pgrograms, registry docuemtns and so on) If not tehn save me the time and recommended me another software that does it.
     
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    ok SaltGrass, I clicked on the search and i could not find the video, one more question? Doesn windows 7 home premium able to backup everything on your computer (pgrograms, registry docuemtns and so on) If not tehn save me the time and recommended me another software that does it.
     
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    ok, I found this video
    YouTube - ‪Backup And Restore Windows 7 Operating System Part 1 (Tutorial)‬‏
    In the video , the person is creating a system image. now whne he says system imagem Is the person saying they are backing up everything as in registry, programs docuemtns and etc. IF so then I will use this method shown on the video, If you have another method to back things up on windows 7 because it is more effecient then using a system image please go on ahead) Nnote: i want to back up everyythign on my comptuer)
     
  7. Joe S

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    I use Acronis too. I partitioned the HD with System on one and data on other. Restoring system takes less than 15 min. I boot from the CD to make the image. I also have mutiple images on different drives. Acroins has a good forum too. I ususally make a new image after MS updates or installing new software after I am sure there are no problems.
    Joe
     
  8. Mathman7

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    ye thanks joe.... completely ignore my question. I just want to know if the windows sytem image, backs up registry, programs and everything!. I foudn this website on how to boot windows 7 image from the start without loading my operating system, If anybody can confirm this is the proper way, that would be great
    Windows 7: Restore System Image BackUp In case of System or Boot Failure
     
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    The video is included in a section of the Windows Help and Support you access from the start menu. Just type in Windows Image Backup and you will see the pages. I suppose certain information may not be available in all parts of the world.
     

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    ok I found it , thank you, it was easier then i thought thank you
     

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