Well review how this is done on windows 7 windows 8x

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We'll review how this is done on Windows 7, Windows 8.x, and Windows 10. Windows 7 Backup Types 0:35-1:46 On Windows 7 systems, the backup process is managed using the backup and restore console and control panel. The backup and restore console supports two types of backups. A system image backup copies everything on the system to a dot VHD file, including the operating system, installed programs, drivers, and user data files. A system image backup is the most complete type of backup but also takes the longest time to create. A file backup copies specific files and folders up to a compressed file. File backups do not include system files, programmed files, encrypted files, files in the recycle bin, user profile settings, or temporary files. The backup and restore console leverages the shadow copy feature of the Windows file system to allow files to be backed up even if they are open when the backup runs. The initial backup copies all of the files specified in the backup job. However, subsequent backup jobs will evaluate the state of the files system and only copy the files that have changed since the last backup job. As a result, the first backup will take quite some time to complete, but the subsequent ones will run much faster. Windows 7 Backup Considerations 1:47-2:27
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When using the backup and restore console on Windows 7, your backups can be saved to several different types of storage media: secondary internal hard drives, external hard drives, optical drives, USB flash drives, network shares,and dot VHD files. However, backup files created with the backup and recovery console cannot be saved to: the same disk that is being backed up or a disk containing the Windows operating system or a tape drive. Likewise, system images created with the backup and recovery console cannot be saved to: flash memory, a tape drive, or a recordable DVD. Windows 7 Backup Scheduling 2:28-2:46 On Windows 7, file backups occur every Sunday at 7pm by default. However, you can use the backup and restore console to customize the backup schedule. A system image backup cannot be scheduled, but it can be configured to be included within a scheduled file backup using the backup and restore console. Windows 8.1 Backups 2:47-2:57 Now let's review the backup tools available on Windows 8.1. The backup and restore console used to back up data on Windows 7 is not included in Windows 8.1. Windows 8.1 File History 2:58-5:05 Instead, file history is used in Windows 8.1 to back up user profiles. A profile backup includes all of the information stored in the user's library folders. This includes things like user data files, such as documents, music, and videos. User preferences, such as the desktop background screensaver, color schemes, contacts, browser favorites, and so on. User account details, such as the username, password, and so on.
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