Ed Andersen

Software Developer and Architect in Japan

Backup and Restore is back in Windows 10

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Great news! In Windows 10 build 10130, Microsoft appears to have seen sense and brought back the perfectly functional Backup and Restore function that was removed in Windows 8.1. You can find it in the classic Control Panel under “Backup and Restore (Windows 7)”.

No longer do you have to use the File History feature. The Windows 7 version of Backup and Restore supports a schedule you control, all files on your hard disk, includes a System Image at the same time and will include your OneDrive files!


The cynic in me suspects this is only here for the benefit of Windows 7 users who have upgraded directly to 10, skipping Windows 8 and 8.1, rather than an admission that Windows was suddenly without a viable backup solution (which File History is not).

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3 responses to “Backup and Restore is back in Windows 10”

  1. I never imagined this day would come :O

  2. Rudolph Avatar

    I have Windows 10 running on 2013 MBP in Bootcamp and occasionally get VIDEO_SHEDULER_INTERNAL_ERROR BSODs – any experience of that? Doesn’t seem to be anything in particular that triggers it.

  3. Using File History on the W8.1 system worked fine, under W10 File History would fill up 16GB thumb drive with gibberish included “Skydrive” files in a week.

    Backup and Restore would not work on my W8.1 Dell, Under W10 it now works.

    Good bye File History, I hated you.

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