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Windows® 7 Resource Kit by Tony Northrup Mitch Tulloch and Jerry Honeycutt

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Backup And Restore

Windows 7 includes the Backup And Restore Control Panel tool, as shown in Figure 16-2, which is an updated version of the Backup And Restore Center. The Backup And Restore Center uses Shadow Copy to take a snapshot of your files, even allowing the backup to back up open files completely without problems.

The Backup And Restore Center supports two kinds of backup:

  • System Image Previously known as Complete PC Backup in Windows Vista, the System Image backup backs up an entire volume to a virtual hard disk (.vhd) diskimage file (compacted to remove empty space), allowing you to quickly restore a computer and all running applications. However, backups take up much more space and are more time consuming. System Image backups typically ...

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