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Win7Prof doesn't see that 1TB USB drive has space for backup

by Odin6 / April 27, 2012 4:21 PM PDT

Is there a solution to getting Windows7 Professional to do a backup using its own facilities?

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My lesson?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / April 28, 2012 5:48 AM PDT

Never use Microsoft Backup software. It's failed me a few too many times over the years so my lesson is to use anything else.

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Backup problems
by Odin6 / April 29, 2012 2:54 AM PDT
In reply to: My lesson?

Yes I think that you offer good advice. Microsoft are clearly aware of this problem, alas their advice hasn't helped. What I have done is to buy and use Genie Timeline Professional 2012. This seems to be working.

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Sorry but this one is a lesson.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / April 29, 2012 4:14 AM PDT
In reply to: Backup problems

But today I use Goodsync, Syncback and Clonezilla because most backup software has proven too unreliable.

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Windows backups
by Odin6 / April 29, 2012 6:47 AM PDT

Hi Bob,
Thank you for these tips as to which backup programs are suitable. I will be looking at them. I must say that the Microsoft lack of reaction to what is a fairly serious lack in their software has shocked and saddened me. I had thought that they were better than they are.
Best wishes,

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Keep in mind they only reply when paid.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / April 29, 2012 7:31 AM PDT
In reply to: Windows backups

And then again, they may be as funny as this.

"There was a pilot flying a small single engine charter plane, with a couple
of very important executives on board. He was coming into Seattle airport
through thick fog with less than 10m visibility when his instruments went out.
So he began circling around looking for a landmark. After an hour or so, he
starts running pretty low on fuel and passengers are getting very nervous
Finally, a small opening in the fog appears and he sees a tall building with
one guy working alone, on the fifth floor. The pilot banks the plane around,
rolls down the window, and shouts to the guy "Hey where am I? To this the
solitary office worker replies, "You are in a plane." The pilot rolls up the
window, executes a 275 degree turn and proceeds to executes a perfect blind
landing on the runway of airport 5 miles away. Just as the plane stops, so
does the engine as the fuel has run out.

The passengers are amazed and one asks how he did it. "Simple" replies the
pilot, I asked the guy in the building a simple question. The answer he gave
me was 100 percent correct but absolute useless, therefore that must be the
Microsofts' support office and from there the airport is just 5 miles away."

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