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Windows 7 Backup Utility

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  • Started 4 years ago by cledden
  • Latest reply from ssc73
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cledden
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Windows 7 x 64 RTM Ultimate Backup has failed completely. The system tells me that "the specified service does not exist as an installed service(0x80070424)" This is despite a partially successful first backup. Any ideas?

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mfletch
mfletch
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In that window can you view the files it has not backed up.

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cledden
Posts: 3

I deleted all files from my backup drive, and cleared the registry of all relevant info in an attempt to start fresh. Backup utility won't work at all.

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LH
LH
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Open a Command Prompt (as Administrator), and run the command
sfc /scannow

See if it picks anything up.

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cledden
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Thanks LH. sfc/scannow didn't pick up anything.

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raffer
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Has this problem been solved?? `cos I have the same and would like to find out how to get Backup re-installed

raffer

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whs
whs
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There are many, many reports on the web that this Win7 function does not work properly. I would suggest to leave it alone for the time being until they have fixed it. You don't want to be sitting there one day when you are in a bind, want to recover your system, and the damn thing does not function. Use this very easy program instead - and I guarantee it works. http://www.howtogeek.com/forum.....?replies=1

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ssc73
Posts: 29

I haven't had this issue yet but is it also a problem with the 'create system image' portion of Windows Backup? The reason I ask is that I did one full backup creating a sys image as well as the full back up and it took a ridiculous amount of time though it did work.

Instead, I sync my data folders once a week and kept the system image from my clean install + software I knew I wanted and all the windows updates and created a sys repair disc. It's like havin a double backup of your data and with a repair disc, a very easy to re-install,pre-configure/customized to your liking OS. If any other major updates come out-like the one that corrected usb drivers for nvidia mobos, i sync them in with the data and I can be up and running again quickly without even having to connect to the internet.

The app whs mentions accomplishes the same thing with system images. Syncing what's really important-data-once a week and having a custom sys image is the best backup strategy I've found yet. And it saves tons of time too.

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