Backup and Restore Error

  1. Posts : 23
    Windows 10

    Backup and Restore Error

    Just bought a new Windows 10, Office 2016, Ultra HD Lenovo computer. Already having issues, surprise surprise! Not only are there scaling/blurry issues with some apps, but Windows Backup and Restore is displaying the following error:

    The semaphore timeout period has expired.

    I'm trying to backup to an external Seagate drive.

    I've tried several fixes as I was previously having this issue too (, but nothing has worked.

    I just don't get how a brand new computer has these issues, but I guess that Windows 10/Microsoft for you...any help would be much appreciated and Happy Holidays!
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  2. Posts : 2,790
    Linux Mint 20.1 Win10Prox64

    Instead of using Windows Built-in Backup/Restore.
    Use either: Macrium Reflect Free or AOMEI Backupper . They are both good, reliable and free
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  3. Posts : 23
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter

    How do they compare to Veeam Endpoint Backup? The guys over at Reddit love that one and I just downloaded it too. But, I'm open to others as well like the ones you mentioned. I guess it's just becoming a "pet peeve" and I want to fix this issue haha but maybe that's not possible.
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  4. whs
    Posts : 1,935
    Windows 7

    The free Macrium always worked for me - since 7 years.

    Imaging with free Macrium - Windows 7 Help Forums
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  5. Posts : 23
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter

    Alright. I guess I'll just leave this Windows Backup issue alone unless someone randomly has a fix.
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