Recommend Print


Tech Tricks: Windows 7 - Setting Up Automated Backup

How to set up backup in Windows 7

By Patrick Stafford
Friday, 04 March 2011

Tech TricksBacking up your data is absolutely crucial, especially when you’re a start-up. Windows 7 has a great automatic backup feature that will do all the work for you – all you need to do is set it up.


First, go to My Computer, then right-click on the drive you want to backup. Select Properties, and then click on the “Tools” tab.


At the bottom of the pop-up box you’ll see an option that says Backup. Click on “Back Up Now” and this will take you to a set-up screen, where you should pick “Set Up Backup”.


You can let Windows decide what to backup, or you can do it yourself. Pick carefully – you don’t want to leave anything that could be useful later on.


After following the prompts, you’ll find you can schedule a time for all your backups. A good rule of thumb is scheduling a weekly backup, but you may only want to do one fortnightly or monthly.


Once you save your settings, the backup will begin, and will do so again based on the schedule you’ve set.


Make sure you’ve kept the backup in a secure location – don’t store it on the same drive.

Comments (0)

Subscribe to this comment's feed

Write comment

You must be logged in to post a comment. Please register if you do not have an account yet.


FREE DOWNLOAD - 101 tips for start-up entrepreneurs

Covering everything from starting up to sales to social media strategies, this advice forms a fantastic guide that will be of use to anyone starting up in business.

Register for the StartupSmart Newsletter and immediately receive '101 tips for start-up entrepreneurs'.

Your email please (*)

Invalid Input
101 tips for start-up entrepreneurs

Free Newsletter

Invalid Input
Join the StartupSmart community

Follow us

StartupSmart on Twitter StartupSmart on Facebook StartupSmart on LinkedIn

Subscribe to StartupSmart RSS feeds


Sponsored Links

Our Partners