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Everything you ever wanted to know about Backup in Vista...

Everything you ever wanted to know about Backup in Vista...

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Backup and Restore Center Have you used the backup facility in Windows Vista?  What do you think about it?  Did you prefer the way you could backup in Windows XP?  I'm a little torn between - ideally, I love the simplicity of the Vista backup (I mean, which non-IT savvy users know where their email PST file is?) but on the other hand, I would have at least liked the option to go 'advanced', perhaps enabling me to backup in the same tree structure and folder checkbox style as in XP.  Hey ho, I can but hope.

Anyway, if you have ever wondered about backup, there is a fantastic resource that the guys have put together over at The Filing Cabinet, and one of the posts I want to highlight is this FAQ on Vista Backup.

One of the key things I will draw your attention to around backup, is, around your older backups.  What if you have an old XP backup - can you restore this in Vista?  Yes.

Here is where you need to go: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=7da725e2-8b69-4c65-afa3-2a53107d54a7&DisplayLang=en

Don't say I don't do anything for you :-)


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