- Backup and Restore Center
name = Backup and Restore Center
caption = Backup and Restore Center in
latest release version = 6.0.6001.18000
latest release date =
February 4, 2008
operating system =
website = [http://www.microsoft.com/windows/products/windowsvista/features/details/backup.mspx Windows Vista: Features Explained: Windows Backup and Restore Center]
Backup and Restore Center is a component included in
Windows Vistathat allows users to access file backuputilities built into the operating system. It is a replacement of NTBackup, which was included in previous Windows versions.
Features and limitations
The features included and enabled in the Backup and Restore Center are dependent on the edition of Windows Vista used. In Windows Vista Home Premium and Home Basic, users can only backup personal files (e.g. music, video, documents), not system files. However, in Windows Vista Business, Enterprise and Ultimate, system files can also be backed up. [ [http://www.microsoft.com/windows/products/windowsvista/features/details/backup.mspx Windows Backup and Restore Center] ] In addition, automatic scheduled backup of files can be performed in all editions of Windows Vista except the Home Basic edition.
A notable limitation of the Backup and Restore Center is that it does not allow users to specify individual files or folders to be backed up or skipped.
Complete PC Backup
Complete PC Backup is a feature in Business, Enterprise and Ultimate editions of Windows Vista that allows for the imaging of the entire operating system. The backed up image can later be restored through the
Windows Recovery Environmentif recovery of the operating system is necessary.
This feature is comparable to third-party software such as
Norton Ghostor Acronis TrueImage.
* [http://blogs.technet.com/filecab/ The Filing Cabinet: Storage Team Blog about file services and storage features in Windows]
* [http://www.vista4beginners.com/How-to-backup-your-data How to backup your data using the Backup and Restore Center]
* [http://www.vista4beginners.com/How-to-restore-files How to restore your data using the Backup and Restore Center]
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