1.    29 Nov 2015 #1
    Join Date : Jun 2015
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    win 7 pro updated to win 10 pro 64bit

    Back up


    I have 2 laptops, both using Win 10

    Can I use Win 10 backup app to enable me to back up both laptops to one external hard drive?
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  2.    29 Nov 2015 #2
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    Windows 10 Professional

    Quote Originally Posted by carrotmuseum View Post
    I have 2 laptops, both using Win 10

    Can I use Win 10 backup app to enable me to back up both laptops to one external hard drive?
    The first backup will probably get overwritten by the second one.
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  3.    29 Nov 2015 #3
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    64bit Win 10 Pro ver 1709 Build 16299.125

    Quote Originally Posted by Edwin View Post
    The first backup will probably get overwritten by the second one.
    I think W10 will create a new folder for the second machine to avoid the overwrite problem. This certainly happens for my system image backups.
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  4.    29 Nov 2015 #4
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    Quote Originally Posted by philc43 View Post
    I think W10 will create a new folder for the second machine to avoid the overwrite problem. This certainly happens for my system backups.
    You're most likely correct!
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  5.    29 Nov 2015 #5
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    Macrium Reflect [free or pro] will probably do a better, more assured, job than Windows internal backup/restore.
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  6.    29 Nov 2015 #6
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    Quote Originally Posted by carrotmuseum View Post
    I have 2 laptops, both using Win 10

    Can I use Win 10 backup app to enable me to back up both laptops to one external hard drive?
    The Windows 10 built-in backup program will create separate folder for each computer.
    When backup starts, it will look for the appropriate folder first before it begins.

    I used to have 4 OS backups in a 1 TB external hard drive.
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