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Old 19-04-18, 18:44
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I believe that Windows (7) has a backup facility built in. Does this handle just files and folders, or the registry also? If the latter then would it be equivalent to dedicated stand alone backup / imaging programs? Tks
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Old 19-04-18, 18:59
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I used to use W7 system Image backup, I found this easy and it backs up whatever you tell it to back up, I always backed up my operating system and my documents.
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https://www.howtogeek.com/howto/4241...-in-windows-7/
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Tks for quick and focused reply. I have studied briefly the article.
There is the distinction between differential and incremental backups. I suspect that the latter is much more economical on space requirements. It looks like Windows doesn't offer this?
It talks also about the limitations of a system image backup not being able to be transferred to another PC. The situation I was faced with a year ago was when the PC failed completely and had to be replaced with another. Granted that the "architecture" (?) was not the same, I reasoned to myself that if I had been more conscientious about backing up more than just files (i.e. settings, registry etc also) it would have been easier to get back to the state of things before the melt-down.
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