Backup System Data on Windows 7

Edited by Lukward Thomason, Sid Bedekar, Eng

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Steps

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    Press the Start button located at the bottom left of the screen to open the "Control Panel"
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    In the Control Panel, press on "System and Security"
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    Press on "Backup and Restore"
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    The screen is currently telling us that the last backup was canceled
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    We need to change the schedule so that the computer starts a backup right now
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    To do this, click on "Change settings".
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    Select the destination of the backup file
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    I am going to choose "VisiHow (H:)". Press "Next" to proceed.
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    There are two options on the next screen, you can let Windows choose which files to back up or you can choose the files yourself
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    The first choice is recommended. Click "Next" to proceed.
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    The next window is a backup schedule which says that back up will be done every Sunday at 7:00 PM
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    Click on "Change schedule" to change the schedule.
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    In this window, you can choose how often, what day and what time you want the backup to take place
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    The "Run backup on schedule" option can be unchecked to backup manually. Press "OK" to save the settings.
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    Set your preferred settings and press "Save settings and exit" to finish
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    Press on "Back up now" to start the backup process
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    The backup will now begin
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    Note that backup may take anywhere between a several minutes to a several hours so be patient and do not turn off your computer.
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    Once the backup is finished, a new window will pop up saying "Windows Desktop has completed successfully"
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    Press "Close" to close this menu.
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    Close the Control Panel window
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    This concludes our tutorial on how to backup system files on Windows 7
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    Thank you for watching VisiHow. If you have any comments of questions, then please leave them in the comment section below.
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Recent edits by: Sid Bedekar, Lukward Thomason

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