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Backup PC with Windows

Windows backup tool let you make a complete backup of your pc and of your documents on a periodic base. It is available in Windows Vista and 7 only.
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To use it, it is recommended to have a external hard drive or a network drive. Other options (CD, DVD, USB stick) are either too slow or don't have enough space for that purpose.

  1. Click on start menu in the left bottom corner, then click on Control Panel.
  2. Make sure that the control panel is in Category view.
  3. Click on Backup your computer.
  4. Click on Set up backup.
  5. Choose the destination in the list and click Next.
  6. Choose the parameters and click Next (Windows recommandations are perfect in most cases).
  7. Click on Save settings and run backup.