Windows Backup Features present in different Windows 7 Editions

Windows Backup in Windows 7, allows you to make copies of files & create a system image. You can also choose a custom location for the backup & and choose whether or not to include the system image.

The following table describes the different features of Windows Backup and in which Windows editions the features are available.

Let Windows choose what to back up, or pick individual folders, libraries or drives. Windows can back up files on whatever schedule you choose. Just set it and forget it. In Windows 7, you can back up files to another drive, your network, or a DVD. Backup and Restore for your personal PC and attached DVD or external hard drives comes with all editions of Windows.

If you want to backup to a network location, say on your company’s central server, network attached storage, or another computer on your network, you’ll need Windows 7 Professional or Ultimate.

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