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?
Windows 7 Backup Utility(8 posts)
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. https://www.howtogeek.com/forum/topic/image-your-system-with-free-macrium?replies=1
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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