Windows 7 automatic Backup Function

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Jan 8, 2010
  1. Raki
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    Member Raki GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    Heya,

    There is one thing I really like about OS X leopard (and higher) which is TimeMachine, a automatic backup solution. Now Microsoft implented something similar into Windows 7...and it's quite neat
    have you tried it already? How did you like it?

    One thing I don't like about it is, that it's not bootable and won't restore your whole system as far as I have tried it
     
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    What backup function are you referring to? Shadow copy, system state, 'backup'?

    All such functions in W7 aren't really all that useful. 3rd party backup applications are far more useful.
     
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    TimeMachine seems like a more advanced version of Microsoft's system restore feature. Looks nice if you have the room to spare for such a feature. I'm not aware of Windows 7 having anything exactly like that.
     
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    As I don't have an optical drive for my notebook, or an external HDD, I can't attest to the usefulness of this feature, however according to the feature description: you can create a system repair disc that is bootable and that will restore your computer to a "System Image" that you create.

    "System Image Warning:
    When you restore your computer from a system image, it's a complete restoration. You can't choose individual items to restore, and all of your programs, system settings, and files are replaced with those on the system image."

    So I believe this is an equivalent to Time Machine, if you create system images regularly.
     
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    I came to that conclusion as well...it seems to do a full backup everytime it makes one...not just changing the files which were changed...oO
     

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