1.    09 Feb 2016 #1
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    Win10 Home v.1703 Build 15063.608

    Win7 Windows Action Centre monthly reminder to back-up/Not so in Win10


    On the first day of each month, Windows Action Centre sent me a reminder to back up my Win7 PC.
    Is that procedure now unnecessary on my Win10? I no longer get that reminder.

    PS I've always backed-up my files etc monthly in addition to the WAC back-up (it was impossible to find individual files etc on that WAC back-up) so the idea that I no longer need to back up regularly fills me with horror!
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  2.    09 Feb 2016 #2
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    One option many prefer to use would be seeing a full system image back up rather then scheduling partial backups. You can easily use the backup option that comes in Windows or opt for a 3rd party program with many pointing to the free Macrium Reflect. Personally since long before 7 arrived even I never scheduled backups but continually saw manual backups of each individual or group of individual files.

    With 10 playing slightly by a new rule book being three versions newer then 7 you have to anticipate that there were a few changes made! The backup options look much the same as to be expected when in the Control Panel while other superficial things may have simply been either eliminated or have a newer approach to get at.

    The new Start menu for example lacks the CP link while that is concealed in the right click on Start button dropdown menu there as well as the Command prompt, Command prompt(admin), Run command line previously in the Start menu with 7 now in that right click menu brought in by 8. And at some point some bloggers suggest that MS will be doing away with the Control Panel itself since the emphasis has been on touchscreen for both desktop as well as mobile.
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  3.    10 Feb 2016 #3
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    Many thanks Night Hawk


    Quote Originally Posted by Night Hawk View Post
    One option many prefer to use would be seeing a full system image back up rather then scheduling partial backups. You can easily use the backup option that comes in Windows or opt for a 3rd party program with many pointing to the free Macrium Reflect. Personally since long before 7 arrived even I never scheduled backups but continually saw manual backups of each individual or group of individual files.

    With 10 playing slightly by a new rule book being three versions newer then 7 you have to anticipate that there were a few changes made! The backup options look much the same as to be expected when in the Control Panel while other superficial things may have simply been either eliminated or have a newer approach to get at.

    The new Start menu for example lacks the CP link while that is concealed in the right click on Start button dropdown menu there as well as the Command prompt, Command prompt(admin), Run command line previously in the Start menu with 7 now in that right click menu brought in by 8. And at some point some bloggers suggest that MS will be doing away with the Control Panel itself since the emphasis has been on touchscreen for both desktop as well as mobile.
    Thank you for this. I've installed Macrium free - I wish that I could have afforded the Home version as that backs up files and folders but I'll have to do them separately.

    Incidentally prior to my upgrade from Win7 to Win10 Acronis was recommended to back up stuff before upgrading. I bought it but it was too complicated. Acronis were extremely sympathetic and gave me a full refund. Isn't that brilliant!!

    Thanks again - much appreciated,
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  4.    10 Feb 2016 #4
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    Quote Originally Posted by Taffy078 View Post
    I bought it but it was too complicated. Acronis were extremely sympathetic and gave me a full refund. Isn't that brilliant!!
    Certainly is, yes Boosts your faith in human nature somewhat.
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  5.    11 Feb 2016 #5
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    Quote Originally Posted by Taffy078 View Post
    Thank you for this. I've installed Macrium free - I wish that I could have afforded the Home version as that backs up files and folders but I'll have to do them separately.

    Incidentally prior to my upgrade from Win7 to Win10 Acronis was recommended to back up stuff before upgrading. I bought it but it was too complicated. Acronis were extremely sympathetic and gave me a full refund. Isn't that brilliant!!

    Thanks again - much appreciated,
    Fortunately then I would say I still have the 2010 still in use then since as I was hearing the latest 2016 has become bloatware! That's a big disappointment since Acronis has always had one of the best reps all these years! I liked how the program actually compressed data down much further without chewing up as much drive space as the Windows backup tool does unfortunately. Otherwise you wouldn't even need any 3rd party stuff.

    Quote Originally Posted by lx07 View Post
    Certainly is, yes Boosts your faith in human nature somewhat.
    Shows Corporate Greed at it's best is what it amounts to! Bllaaaaaaahhh... I'll pass!
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