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VileReynard
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Windows 10 backup

My daughter bought a laptop from Curry's - big mistake.

At my urging she took a backup to an external disk using "Windows Backup" - ran for absolutely ages.

After Curry's wiped/replaced her 1TB disk in order to fix a broken screen connector [?],

It turns out that this so-called backup software didn't backup any data.

Is there any Windows software that can backup a disk to external media?

Why wasn't proper backup software included in W10?

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dvorak
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Re: Windows 10 backup

There is backup software included in w10 - swmbo's laptop backs up to a drive attached the router.
It only backs up user data and not system data, so not sure what your daughter has run.
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VileReynard
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Re: Windows 10 backup

Thanks - I'll have to talk to her about it.

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Re: Windows 10 backup

@VileReynard

https://www.techradar.com/best/best-free-backup-software is worth a look. I have been using Paragon for years and it has never let me down. There are plenty of others: AOMEI is pretty good https://www.backup-utility.com/free-backup-software.html

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Re: Windows 10 backup

@VileReynard - Maybe this link will help you and your daughter.

https://www.windowscentral.com/how-backup-windows-10-automatically

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Re: Windows 10 backup

@Anonymous I'll see if she can try your link - it seems very detailed.

 

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