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How to back up data in Windows 7?

Backing up data in Windows 7.

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1. Connect an external drive or insert a writable disc, click Start and click Control Panel.
Note: It is recommended to use an external drive during backup for larger storage capacity.
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2. On Control Panel, under System and Security, click Backup your computer.
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3. On Backup and Restore, click Set up backup.
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4. Select the drive to backup data (External Drive/Writable Disc), and click Next.
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5. Select Let me choose to manually select the Data for backup.
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6. Proceed to select the data for backup, and click Next.
Note: If Include a system image of drives is selected, deselect it.
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7. A confirmation window indicating the data that will be backed up appears. Click Save settings and run backup to proceed.
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8. Click Close once backup is done.
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