Happy Friday! I hope this newsletter finds everyone well. This
week's topic was from Angie, who needs some suggestions on how she
can easily and effectively back up her Windows 7 system and
personal data. If things on her system started to go south, she
wanted to know how to easily restore her system and be back on her
merry way again.
Well, Angie, you asked and our members delivered. As with any
backup and restore plan, there are multiple methods to the
madness. Some are fairly easily to do, and some are maybe more on
the technical side, depending on your technical abilities. Some
methods use third-party utilities, and others are built right into
your Windows 7 operating system. As member ajtrek pointed out,
however, your question was threefold, so he broke it down to the
specifics, offering some of recommended methods. I hope that after
you read ajtrek's recommendations and all the other advice
provided by our members, you'll soon have a good idea how to get
this show on the road.
If any of you have any more recommendations, please don't be shy
and join the conversation. But as Angie stated in her post, if you
can, please keep the tech jargon down to a minimum. Thank you
everyone for your contributions. Enjoy your weekend!
Q: How do I make and restore backups from Windows 7? How do I make and restore backups from Windows 7? I believe they are
done with images that I do not know about. I tried and when I wanted
to restore some part of it, I was told that you cannot restore only a
part of it, rather you have to restore the full previous image. Now,
wouldn't this overwrite all my newer information?
I am a pensioner, so these technologies are getting a bit beyond me.
But what I would like to do is back up an image of Windows 7 and my
content, restore when I need to when things go wrong, and be on my way.
Is there such a thing? I need something that is user-friendly and
effective -- whether it is paid or not. Do you have any suggestions as
to what to use? If you can, I ask that you please keep the tech jargon to
a minimum as it may go over my head. I would really appreciate some
help here. Thank you.
I've been receiving phone calls to my home phone over the better part
of two months on the average of two sometimes three times per week regarding
my Windows operating system. They claim to be from tech support. The
first time I "almost fell for it" but as the session went on it got... Read more