ComTech: IT Support Stirling

How to set backups in Windows 7

ComTech: IT Support Stirling

Today we will be taking a look at the one thing everyone should do with a computer – back it up!!  We will be using Windows 7 Home Premium and backing up our files to a 100Gb external hard drive.

Ok go to Start – Control Panel – Backup and Restore

Once opened we need to backup our data so click on Set up backup.

By default Windows 7 will not allow you to back up to a network share so it is CD, DVD or external hard drive.  Choose your external hard drive from the backup destination list and click next.

On the next screen Windows will ask you what you want to back up.  You can either let Windows decide or if you need to back up specific files you can do that instead.  Once you have decided click next.

On the final screen you will be asked to review your settings.  Pay special attention to the backup schedule.  By default Windows will schedule the backups to occur every Sunday at 19.00.  If this is not satisfactory then click on Change Schedule and set accordingly.  Once you are happy click on Save settings and run backup.

About the Author

Hi I am Chris Wakefield the owner of ComTech IT Support. I provide Windows and Linux based IT Support, laptop repairs and computer repairs to both business and personal clients in and around Stirling.

For a list of what I can offer you why not visit my website where you will find a list of my services, testimonials, blog and much more.



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