first you can download windows 7 from this link:
as it have a lot of new features one of them that we will talk about is the new back up features over windows xp .
Windows 7 backup and restore
With Windows 7, Microsoft is expanding in reliable backup solutions for restoring data files and all equipment introduced in Windows Vista, you can use to copy important files and folders to a secure place or create an image system that can be used later to restore a reliable PC.
Backup Files If you think your library documents as the center of his universe data, and maintain a series of folders and files there and in other libraries, then you will understand the importance of backing up these files on a regular basis. Windows 7 supports both automatic and manual back-up data, allowing you to choose which files to back up and when. You can then restore your backups at any time to recover previous versions of documents, or to replace a file that may have accidentally deleted.
Imaging System There is nothing worse than discovering that you need to reinstall Windows for some reason. You also have to make sure you have all your hardware drivers, reinstall the applications you use regularly, to refresh their data, and reconfigure the entire system, making it exactly the way you used to have it. Instead of going through this pain, you can use a feature called Windows 7 system backup image to create what is called a system image. This image, which is essentially a large file, contains the entire contents of your PC as it was when you backed up image. You can simply restore the system image and get back to work.
Windows 7 also offers a way to access previous versions of data files or a previous state in time, or called System Restore. These features are part of backup and restoration, but when you add it all up, what we have is the makings of a software suite with all the data retrieval functions such as the spectrum used for many years with Windows XP.
Backup capabilities in Windows 7 Editions Miscellaneous
All product editions of Windows 7 get backup and restoration capabilities of the system backup image, the only exception is based backup network: Only Windows 7 Professional, Enterprise and Ultimate that support the capacity.
One tool to rule them all: Using Backup and Restore
Despite the various tools available through the user interface of Windows 7. A single control panel menu menu option in Systems and Security, Back Up and Restore menu provides an interface.
Backup documents, images and other data
If you want to back up data, you can use Windows Backup, which is available in backup and restoration. To this end, the launch of backup and restore and click the Settings link backup. This starts the Windows Setup Wizard Backup Backup
In the first step of the wizard, you must choose a location to store the backup. Can save a backup to a internal or external hard drive, a recordable CD or DVD, or a network share. (Network Backup is available only in Windows 7 Ultimate, Enterprise and Professional. The amount of space needed of course depends on the amount of data being copied. Automatic Windows selects the local store that offers more space free, but you can change this, of course.
Microsoft does not allow backups to disk or partition as the backup, you can not move from C: / C: /
In the second step, you have two options: Let Windows choose, or let me choose. If you choose the first option, automatic backup Windows data backup files stored in libraries, on the desktop, and in any founding folder in your user folder. Windows Backup also creates an image of the system if you choose this option, and then automatically make regular backups on a schedule in the future.
If you choose Let me choose, Windows Backup to present an image of your file system. From this option you can choose exactly what you want to backup. Optionally, can also cause a system image to perform.
In the next step, check what you have chosen. Click the Change link to change the program default, which is to make a backup every Sunday night.
Click Save settings and run, as the backup starts, backup and restore will show your progress.
If you configure an automatic backup, Windows 7 will monitor your use of the PC and prompts you to perform full backups over time.
A backup is in progress. This message will occur in the future, when you run Windows backup in the background you can create multiple backup schedules automatically, if desired. For example, you may want to back up different drives or file types at different times.
Once you have created your first backup. First, backup and restoration indicates that you have established a backup location and indicates when the last backup and the next will occur. You can also change the settings for automatic backup and restore of all files of each user account.
When you click Manage the space, the backup window of Windows Manage disk space is indicated, information on the device selected backup to navigate through the file system the location of backup copies stored security in view of the PC, and change the settings configured with backup system image.
If you click on View backup, can not really get into the backup folder you have done. From here you can see the backup and delete them.
Back to the previous window and click Browse. This will open Windows Explorer view, navigate to the location of your backup. In this location, you will see the icon for Windows backup and the name of your PC. If you try to double click this folder, a Windows backup appears. Instead, right-click the folder and select Open. Then click Continue in the permissions folder that appears. You'll see a folder structure that represent the different backups. A series of standard ZIP files. If you accidentally lose everything, at least these files will always be accessible.
Restoring files and folders
Backup and restore can also be used to restore the files already backed up. There are three methods for restoring files.
Restore files. Restore their own files and folders.
Restore the files of all users. Restore their own files and folders, as well as other users.
Select another backup to restore files from. Perform more advanced restoration, such as restoring files from a different PC.
You can follow these steps to enable a restoration of their own files or folders:
1. Open Backup and restore and click Restore Files button.
2. The Restore Files window appears.
From here, you have three options:
You can search. If you know exactly what you're looking for, and only one or a handful of files, you can use the Browse button to search for backup sets exist.
You can search for files. If you wish to manually search the entire backup set to find a file or any number of individual files, click Browse to the files. You'll be presented with a modified Open File dialog, where you can browse the backups you have created diverse, delving into the full backup or only the files in your user profile.
Retrieve the entire folder
Whatever method you choose, you can mark a folder for the restoration of motion and then go searching for more.
3. When ready to exit, click the Next button in the Restore Files window. Windows Backup will prompt you to decide where you want to restore files either to their original locations or a new location.
Choose one and click Restore. Windows Backup will start restoring your files. If any of the backup file overwrites an existing file, you will see the window normal file copy is shown below, which offers the possibility of overwriting, copy but keep both files, or copy.
When the restoration is complete, Backup Windows will tell you that the files have been restored and the list of them.
Windows 7 System backup image
Backup and restore files from data is important and must be on a regular basis, recently a new kind of backup utility backup your entire PC system using the imaging system has become quite available. These types of backup protection against hard disk failure, virus infection or a major accident: If your image you can use this system to restore the PC to its previous state.
Imaging system is not new and companies have been using for years, such as Norton Ghost., Microsoft has created its own version, which is included with Windows 7.
Imaging System Utilities tend to compress the data on their hard drives to create a small image. Several solutions use different types of compression, but you might be interested to know that Windows 7 uses Microsoft VHD format is also used in the Virtual PC software for Windows and solutions based on Hyper-V server virtualization.
PC system images contain complete operating system files and user files and folders. You can not restore only parts of a system image, as you can with data backups. When restoring a system image, restores the entire PC, overwriting any existing operating system. That means you should be careful before you restore a system image: The information you have on your disk will be lost. Of course, remember to use automatic backup.
To create a system image, the launch of backup and restore menu and click Create a system image on the left sidebar at the top. This opens the Create a system image, shown below, you head through the steps to back up your whole PC. You can store system images on the hard disk or DVD as well as sites in the network only in Windows 7 Professional, Enterprise or Ultimate. Only you can write a system image to a hard disk is formatted with the NTFS file system.
Click Next. The wizard will give you the opportunity to confirm the backup settings as a reminder that the partitions are being reflected. It will also provide an estimate of the amount of space needed to create a system image. The storage space required varies depending on size and use of the hard drive of your PC. Backup Click Start to start the system image.
Two file system locations must be included in the imaging system is what Microsoft refers to as the boot partition and system partition. The boot partition is always C: \, while the system partition is the drive with Windows 7 Windows directory. This is usually C:, but if you have installed Windows 7 on a dual boot configuration with an earlier version of Windows, the partition of the system could be in a different location. If you have other drives or partitions, you can also choose to include in the image of the system as well. As the image is created, Windows backup provide an indicator of continued progress.
This process may take some time, especially in a heavily used computer. When done, Windows Backup prompts you to create a system repair disk. You should do it: While Windows 7 is installed directly into file recovery boot partition, in some cases, these files will not start the PC. If that happens, you can use the system repair disk to boot the PC, a prerequisite for the restoration of the entire PC with the image of the system (as discussed in the next section you can use any DVD disc to disc repair system.
If you have 32-bit and 64-bit versions of Windows 7 on different computers, you can not use the repair disk for each system itself. Instead, you must create separate disk system repair and 32-bit 64-bit systems.
Resetting the PC at all
If a major hardware, or software failure has made the computer unusable, and you simply want to return to a backup system, you can use a system of images you've created. Note, though, that it usually takes to boot your PC in Windows recovery for this to happen, by the shoe repair disk you created earlier. Note also that the restoration of your PC in this way clean your system and format the drive C partition.So this should not be final.
Follow these steps to restore your PC using an image of the whole system:
1. Restart the computer.
2. If you are using a system repair disk, boot the PC with that. Otherwise, after your PC has completed its sequence of BIOS, hold down the F8 key. Select Repair your computer from the Advanced Boot Options screen (below) and press Enter.
3. After the file upload screen, select the correct language and keyboard input method and click next.
4. If you booted from the hard disk, you need to choose the image retrieval system from the Recovery Options window that appears system. Otherwise, recovery will look hard disks connected to your PC and look for Windows installed. When finished, it will list the system (s) found him and give him the opportunity to use integrated Windows 7 recovery tools to troubleshoot problems with Windows or you can restore your PC to an earlier state using a system image. Choose the latter option and
5. The Re-IMEG the menu of your computer starts. In the 1st phase of this system, you choose the last image is available by default or you can select a different system image.
6. In the next step, you can choose to format the hard drive of your PC or C: / in general.
Click Next to continue.
7. In the final stage of the menu, you can certify what you're doing and click
Finish to continue.
This may take some time depending on how big backup.