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Win 7 Backup Insufficient Space


I recently installed windows 7 on my desktop. When i try to do a back up i get an error message (after a short time and maybe 40% of the back up being complete) saying that there is insufficient space in the specified back up destination. The back up is going to a 500gb external hard drive with about 370gb of free space on it and the back up is apparently 79gb, so i do not see how there cannot be enough space. Am i just doing something really basic wrong or is this a problem anyone else has had with windows 7 back up ?

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