Chapter 1: File History, Backup, Data Restore, and Sync
In This Chapter
Discovering what happened to the Windows 7 backup
Backing and restoring your data
Storing via the cloud
If you’re accustomed to using earlier versions of Windows to back up or restore data, to “ghost” a whole drive, or to set restore points, you’re probably in this chapter looking for something that no longer exists.
Microsoft has, in one stroke, made backup and restore much simpler and much less controllable. Or perhaps I should say micro-manageable.
In this chapter, I talk about how to back up your data: running backups, restoring them, being smart about where to store them, and accessing them if something goes wrong. (In Chapter 2 of this minibook, I talk about Refresh and Reset, two ways of bringing Windows back to life. Refresh keeps all your data. Reset wipes out everything and returns your ...