Win7 SP1 backup question.


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Peter Jason

I have to set up a routine backup.

I'll use an external HDD on a USB.

Windows can do this backup every 7 days
automatically.

Do these backups go on until the external HDD is
full, or do the old backups get deleted as the
new ones fill up the disks?

Peter
 
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Bruce Hagen

Peter Jason said:
I have to set up a routine backup.

I'll use an external HDD on a USB.

Windows can do this backup every 7 days
automatically.

Do these backups go on until the external HDD is
full, or do the old backups get deleted as the
new ones fill up the disks?

Peter


New backups replace the old ones. You can see this on the expansion drive
after the second backup.
 
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TheGunslinger

I have to set up a routine backup.

I'll use an external HDD on a USB.

Windows can do this backup every 7 days
automatically.

Do these backups go on until the external HDD is
full, or do the old backups get deleted as the
new ones fill up the disks?

Peter

Howdy,

If you do a standard backup, it will only add new files and update
changed files theoretically. And it only backups default files unless
you optionize.

I prefer to perform an ISO image backup of all HDD/partitions
installed onto my external HDD. That way, I can fully restore all
files and the operating system in case of a defective HDD requiring a
replacement.

In my case, I upgraded my data HDD from 320GB to a 750GB. The ISO
backup allowed me to restore all my music files and other backup files
to the new drive.

IMHO,

MJR
 
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Peter Jason

New backups replace the old ones. You can see this on the expansion drive
after the second backup.
Thanks, I have to setup a backup for my sister's
new computer that will be full of photos. I want
a backup HDD external drive as large as
hermputer's. I use Ghost15 myself but this is too
complicated for her.
Peter
 
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TheGunslinger

Thanks, I have to setup a backup for my sister's
new computer that will be full of photos. I want
a backup HDD external drive as large as
hermputer's. I use Ghost15 myself but this is too
complicated for her.
Peter

LOL.

I am pretty sure that the MS Backup was developed by Symantec for
Microsoft, and based on Ghost.

Just like Microsoft Essentials is a joint Symantec product based on
their Norton Anti-Virus and Internet Security.

IMHO,

MJR
 
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Bruce Hagen

TheGunslinger said:
I am pretty sure that the MS Backup was developed by Symantec for
Microsoft, and based on Ghost.

Just like Microsoft Essentials is a joint Symantec product based on
their Norton Anti-Virus and Internet Security.

IMHO,

MJR


I am not doubting you as I simply don't know, but if MSE is based on
Norton, why doesn't it screw up Windows and why isn't it a resource hog?
<VBG>
 
K

Ken Blake

I am pretty sure that the MS Backup was developed by Symantec for
Microsoft, and based on Ghost.

It is? Not as far as I know. If you can point me to a web site that
confirms that, I'd like to see it.

Just like Microsoft Essentials is a joint Symantec product based on
their Norton Anti-Virus and Internet Security.


It is? Not as far as I know. If you can point me to a web site that
confirms that, I'd like to see it.
 
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Gene E. Bloch

I am not doubting you as I simply don't know, but if MSE is based on
Norton, why doesn't it screw up Windows and why isn't it a resource hog?
<VBG>
Maybe it's the same principle as in "This movie is based on...".

I once recorded a movie, "A Design for Living", which is a Noel Coward
play. But the station was having a fund raiser, and the last 5 minutes
of the movie, including the whole climax, were missing.

I went to the library, got a copy of the play, and read it. The play was
so different from the movie that I couldn't even *begin* to figure out
how the movie ended. (Later, a friend could tell me. Whew.)

So might it be with MSE :)
 
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Gene Wirchenko

Of course you are doubting him.

So why can't they get it right? It helps to keep people like you
off guard. said:
Maybe it's the same principle as in "This movie is based on...".

I once recorded a movie, "A Design for Living", which is a Noel Coward
play. But the station was having a fund raiser, and the last 5 minutes
of the movie, including the whole climax, were missing.

I went to the library, got a copy of the play, and read it. The play was
so different from the movie that I couldn't even *begin* to figure out
how the movie ended. (Later, a friend could tell me. Whew.)

So might it be with MSE :)
I love a good analogy.

Sincerely,

Gene Wirchenko
 
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...winston

Fyi..
The product is named Microsoft *Security* Essentials

A little bit of research would show that both Microsoft Forefront and
Microsoft Security Essentials are based on acquired technology (not a
partnership or shared development with Symantec)

<qp>
In 2005, Microsoft acquired security software firm Sybari of Hauppauge, New
York, and shortly thereafter released the Microsoft Forefront line of server
security products. Microsoft then announced plans for a free consumer
security product codenamed Morro on 18 November 2008. It marked a change in
Microsoft's consumer antivirus marketing strategy: Instead of offering a
subscription-based antivirus with a host of other tools, such as backup and
a personal firewall, Morro would be free for all genuine installations of
Windows not intended for business use (with an exception for small home
based businesses) and offers protection against all types of malware.
Microsoft Forefront would be offered alongside Microsoft Security
Essentials, with central management tools not present in Microsoft Security
Essentials, which is based on Microsoft Forefront technology obtained
through the acquisition of Sybari in 2005
</qp>


--
....winston
msft mvp mail


"TheGunslinger" wrote in message

Just like Microsoft Essentials is a joint Symantec product based on
their Norton Anti-Virus and Internet Security.

IMHO,

MJR
 
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TheGunslinger

Fyi..
The product is named Microsoft *Security* Essentials

A little bit of research would show that both Microsoft Forefront and
Microsoft Security Essentials are based on acquired technology (not a
partnership or shared development with Symantec)

<qp>
In 2005, Microsoft acquired security software firm Sybari of Hauppauge, New
York, and shortly thereafter released the Microsoft Forefront line of server
security products. Microsoft then announced plans for a free consumer
security product codenamed Morro on 18 November 2008. It marked a change in
Microsoft's consumer antivirus marketing strategy: Instead of offering a
subscription-based antivirus with a host of other tools, such as backup and
a personal firewall, Morro would be free for all genuine installations of
Windows not intended for business use (with an exception for small home
based businesses) and offers protection against all types of malware.
Microsoft Forefront would be offered alongside Microsoft Security
Essentials, with central management tools not present in Microsoft Security
Essentials, which is based on Microsoft Forefront technology obtained
through the acquisition of Sybari in 2005
</qp>

I am pretty sure the logo trhat comes up states copyright Microsoft
AND
Symantec Corp.

MJR
 
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Gene E. Bloch

I am pretty sure the logo trhat comes up states copyright Microsoft
AND
Symantec Corp.

MJR
In Help - About, my copy of MSE indicates "(c) 2012 Microsoft. All
rights reserved".
 
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...winston

I don't think so.

Post a snapshot of that on a cloud storage server.
http://tinypic.com/

e.g.
http://i49.tinypic.com/300yzib.jpg


--
....winston
msft mvp mail


"TheGunslinger" wrote in message

Fyi..
The product is named Microsoft *Security* Essentials

A little bit of research would show that both Microsoft Forefront and
Microsoft Security Essentials are based on acquired technology (not a
partnership or shared development with Symantec)

<qp>
In 2005, Microsoft acquired security software firm Sybari of Hauppauge, New
York, and shortly thereafter released the Microsoft Forefront line of
server
security products. Microsoft then announced plans for a free consumer
security product codenamed Morro on 18 November 2008. It marked a change
in
Microsoft's consumer antivirus marketing strategy: Instead of offering a
subscription-based antivirus with a host of other tools, such as backup and
a personal firewall, Morro would be free for all genuine installations of
Windows not intended for business use (with an exception for small home
based businesses) and offers protection against all types of malware.
Microsoft Forefront would be offered alongside Microsoft Security
Essentials, with central management tools not present in Microsoft Security
Essentials, which is based on Microsoft Forefront technology obtained
through the acquisition of Sybari in 2005
</qp>

I am pretty sure the logo trhat comes up states copyright Microsoft
AND
Symantec Corp.

MJR
 

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