Windows 10: Backup and Restore (Windows 7)

  1.    18 Apr 2016 #1

    Backup and Restore (Windows 7)


    My PC originally came with XP (OEM). My upgrade procedure was to install an SSD and load 8.1 on that. When booting for the first time, I was surprised but pleased to see that I had the choice of 8.1 or XP. Subsequently, I opted to upgrade to Win 10 and that worked in the same way. However, when it came to setting up the Backup and Restore schedule, I noticed that the module is entitled Backup and Restore (Windows 7). This leaves me puzzled as I have never had Win 7 on this PC.
    I have now disconnected the Win XP drive and corrected BCD so that I start directly in Win 10 but this backup anomaly bothers me.
    Is this just a quirk in Win 10 or is there somthing I need to do about it?
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       18 Apr 2016 #2

    The Windows 7 Backup and Restore is a legacy from the earlier OS, it is there to allow you to restore from earlier W7 backups if you have them.

    See: http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/w...-in-windows-10

    Other info here.
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  3.    18 Apr 2016 #3

    As I said, I have never had Windows 7; just XP, 8.0 and 8.1.
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       18 Apr 2016 #4

    TopGeek said: View Post
    As I said, I have never had Windows 7; just XP, 8.0 and 8.1.
    What you had before makes no difference, Microsoft included it as standard and even a clean install will also add the Backup and Restore with Windows 7 mentioned.
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  5.    18 Apr 2016 #5

    Thanks for the clarification. What a strange idea, to mention a product that has never been used previously.
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       18 Apr 2016 #6

    Yes it is mine came with 8.1 but on control panel tells me backup to windows 7 if I want to
    I am no way interested in going back to Windows 7,8 or 8.1
    Windows 10 for me all the way
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       18 Apr 2016 #7

    philc43 said: View Post
    What you had before makes no difference, Microsoft included it as standard and even a clean install will also add the Backup and Restore with Windows 7 mentioned.
    +1 +1 +1
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       18 Apr 2016 #8

    TopGeek said: View Post
    My PC originally came with XP (OEM). My upgrade procedure was to install an SSD and load 8.1 on that. When booting for the first time, I was surprised but pleased to see that I had the choice of 8.1 or XP. Subsequently, I opted to upgrade to Win 10 and that worked in the same way. However, when it came to setting up the Backup and Restore schedule, I noticed that the module is entitled Backup and Restore (Windows 7). This leaves me puzzled as I have never had Win 7 on this PC.
    I have now disconnected the Win XP drive and corrected BCD so that I start directly in Win 10 but this backup anomaly bothers me.
    Is this just a quirk in Win 10 or is there somthing I need to do about it?
    TopGeek said: View Post
    Thanks for the clarification. What a strange idea, to mention a product that has never been used previously.
    You can ignore that and go to File History...................

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  •    18 Apr 2016 #9

    That certainly makes more sense.
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