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Windows 7 Backup Instructions

System requirements: Windows

How to Use:

The location for storing documents has changed in Windows 7.  Users should store their data in the Documents folder.

Windows 7 allows you to backup either your files and settings or the entire computer.  For the sake of time and storage space, you should choose to save your files and settings only.  The operating system and applications can be re-installed as needed.

To access the Backup and Restore Center:
  1. Click Start > Control Panel.
  2. Select Backup and Restore.
  3. Click Set up backup.

In addition, Microsoft provides a video tutorial and instructions to help you back up your data.