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Win 7 Backup


I have several questions in regards to backing up data & system image from a a new windows 7 laptop to an external hard drive.

First, after loading my data files and applications to the new machine, i used the control panel>system and security>backup route to backup everything to an external hard drive. This backup failed due to the fact that i had created a new library called my work that i had created for containing my professional files (i.e. Autocad drawings, word documents). Once i moved my professional files to one of the factory libraries, and deleted the new library folder i had created, the backup process succeeded. Why is this, and what is the point of being able to create a new library if it causes the backup process to fail?

Second, when attempting to perform a subsequent backup a week later, this backup failed because the external hard drive i was backing up to apparently was not big enough. However, i was backing up approximately 140 gb of used space from the computer's 450 gb internal hard drive to an external 300 gb hard drive that had received the previous successful (and failed) backups from the week before, also of about the same size transfers. Is the backup process not incremental, or due i have to purge the external hard drive before each backup to create the space for a new backup?

Must i delete previous windows 7 backup from my external hard drive to create space for new back, or will new backup write over previous backup?


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