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Posted on Apr 16, 2013 in Backup, Backup Tutorials | 1 comment

Windows backup tutorials

Looking for a backup tutorial? No matter how big or small your backup needs are, Top-Windows-Tutorials will help you backup and safe guard your important data. If you need a backup tutorial you have come to the right place! With our help even novice computer users can implement an effective backup strategy. From burning a CD of your most important files to backing up your entire computers hard drive, over the coming months our tutorials will cover every possibility.

Not sure which backup program meets your needs, or even how to go about backing up your data? See our introduction to backup and our planning a backup pages.

Need to format or set up a new hard drive for backup? Check out our Supplemental Windows Backup Tutorials.

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CD Writing Tutorials

Writing a CD is one of the easiest ways to backup files and folders on your computer. If you only have a few important files and you are disciplined enough to carry out this procedure regularly, this is a low cost way to protect your data.

Using the CD Writing Wizard to burn CD’s in Windows XP
Using the CD Writing facilities to burn CD’s and DVD’s in Windows Vista

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InfraRecorder Tutorials

InfraRecorder is a powerful free CD and DVD writing program that is more than capable of most common CD and DVD recording tasks.

InfraRecorder Tutorial 1 – Installation
InfraRecorder Tutorial 2 – Recording an ISO (CD or DVD) image

alcohol-52-logo-smallAlcohol 52% Tutorials

Alcohol 52% is a powerful CD/DVD recording and imaging tool that lets you back up your CD/DVD software and use it on PC’s that don’t have optical drives installed.

Alcohol 52% Tutorial 1 – Installation
Alcohol 52% Tutorial 2 – Creating and using disc images

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Windows XP Backup Utility

The Windows XP Backup Utility provides basic backup functionality and is included free with all versions of Windows XP.

Windows XP Backup Utility Tutorial 1 – Installation
Windows XP Backup Utility Tutorial 2 – Making a Backup
Windows XP Backup Utility Tutorial 3 – Schedule and Advanced Options

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Windows Vista Backup and Restore Center

With Windows Vista, Microsoft introduced a host of powerful new backup options, including Shadow Copy and disk imaging. Our tutorials will show you how you can take advantage of Vista’s new backup tools.

Windows Vista Backup Tutorial 1 – Introduction to the Backup and Restore Center
Windows Vista Backup Tutorial 2 – Backup files and folders
Windows Vista Backup Tutorial 3 – Backup an entire hard drive

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Windows 7 Backup Utility

The Windows 7 Backup Utility is vastly improved compared to both the Windows Vista and Windows XP backup utilities. The tutorials below will show you how to use this great new version of the Windows Backup Utility.

Tutorial 1 – Configuring an automatic backup
Tutorial 2 – Restoring files from a backup
Tutorial 3 – Restoring a system image

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Windows 8 File History backup

Backup has changed again in Windows 8. In this version of the operating system Microsoft has included a time machine style backup that protects your files against accidental deletion and accidental changes too.

Tutorial 1 – Setting up File History
Tutorial 2 – Restoring files from a File History backup

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Windows 10 File History backup

File history backup is also available in Windows 10, but works a little differently from Windows 8. The tutorials below will take you through the process of setting up your File History backup on Windows 10 and restoring your files.

Tutorial 1 – Setting up File History
Tutorial 2 – Restoring files from a File History backup

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Acronis True Image

Our Acronis True Image tutorials have now been updated for the latest version, Acronis True Image 2015.

Tutorial 1 – Installing Acronis True Image 2015
Tutorial 2 – Your first backup
Tutorial 3 – Restoring files or disks from a backup
Tutorial 4 – Creating bootable rescue media
Tutorial 5 – Using bootable rescue media

Many users still prefer the 2014 version of the program, and you can view the tutorials for that version here.

Tutorial 1 – Installing Acronis True Image 2014
Tutorial 2 – Your first backup
Tutorial 3 – Restoring files or disks from a backup
Tutorial 4 – Creating bootable rescue media
Tutorial 5 – Using bootable rescue media

Our Acronis True Image 2013 are still available here.

Tutorial 1 – Installing Acronis True Image 2013
Tutorial 2 – Your first backup
Tutorial 3 – Restoring files or disks from a backup
Tutorial 4 – Creating bootable rescue media
Tutorial 5 – Using bootable rescue media

Our Acronis True Image 2012 are still available here.

Tutorial 1 – Installing Acronis True Image 2012
Tutorial 2 – Your first backup
Tutorial 3 – Restoring files or disks from a backup
Tutorial 4 – Creating bootable rescue media
Tutorial 5 – Using bootable rescue media

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Genie Backup Manager 9

Our Genie Backup Manager 9 tutorials provide a gentle introduction to this powerful, feature rich backup solution.

Tutorial 1 – Installing Genie Backup Manager
Tutorial 2 – Making your first backup
Tutorial 3 – Restoring files from a backup
Tutorial 4 – Scheduling an automatic backup
Supplemental tutorial – Improving the scheduler (Windows Vista and Windows 7 only)

The Genie Backup Manager 8 tutorials will remain here for reference.

Tutorial 1 – Installing Genie Backup Manager
Tutorial 2 – Making your first backup
Tutorial 3 – Restoring files from a backup
Tutorial 4 – Scheduling an automatic backup

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Genie Timeline 2012

Genie Timeline 2012 Professional is the most powerful time machine style backup package currently available to Windows users.

Tutorial 1 – Installing Genie Timeine
Tutorial 2 – Configuring Genie Timeine
Tutorial 3 – Restoring files from a backup

macrium-reflect-iconMacrium Reflect

Macrium Reflect is a fantastic, free solution for anyone that needs to create an image of an entire hard drive or clone one hard drive to another.

Tutorial 1 – Installation
Tutorial 2 – Taking a backup
Tutorial 3 – Restoring a backup
Tutorial 4 – Creating rescue media
Tutorial 5 – Using rescue media

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Oops Backup

Oops backup is the ideal solution for home users wanting to protect their valuable documents, photos and multimedia files easily and effectively.

Tutorial 1 – Installing Oops Backup
Tutorial 2 – Configuring Oops Backup
Tutorial 3 – Restoring files from a backup

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1 Comment

  1. I would also add some other backup/restore and imaging software like Paragon Hard Disk Manager and NovaBackup Professional

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