Windows 10 has a built-in backup option that restores the system on a regular and consistent basis. This feature doesn’t get much attention, certainly not as much as Time Machine on macOS although it is extremely useful to have and can help restore a system if it becomes impossible.
The backup option is not without its cracks. For one, the date and time of the backup is set to the same date and time when the feature was first turned on but you can change it whenever you want, and switch to any time of your choice.
Change Windows 10 backup table
To change the backup menu installed on Windows 10, follow these steps.
- Open the Options app (Keyboard shortcut Win + I).
- go to Update and security.
- Select the Backup tab.
- Click on the ‘Go to backup and restore (Windows 7)’ option.
- Click ‘Change settings’ on the Control Panel window that opens.
- Select the driver that Windows 10 supports.
- Click on Next.
- Choose a backup mode based on your previous preferences.
- Click on Next.
- Select the files you want to backup. Click The next thing.
- Fo ‘Table’ click Change schedule.
- Select the a new record for the backup, or turn off scheduled backups.
- Click Ok.
- Click ‘Save settings and exit’.
Turn off the backup
If you want to turn off the backup completely, you can do so by following these steps.
- Open a new one File Explorer window.
- In the settings bar, enter this location: Control Panel System and Security Backup and Restore (Windows 7)
- In the left-hand column, click ‘Turn Off Table’.
Remove old backup
If you want to delete an old backup after turning off backup, follow these steps.
- Open File Explorer.
- Beyond this in the location bar: Control Panel System and Security Backup and Restore (Windows 7)
- Click on the ‘Manage Place’ option under the default backup location.
- Click ‘Check backup ‘.
- Select backup.
- Click Delete.
- In the confirmation message, click Delete again (unless you want to take a fresh update).
- The backup will be removed.
You can back up Windows 10 on a number of different drivers. For each drive, a different backup table can be set and it is a reason that each drive has its own backup files. To remove backups taken on various drives, make sure that they are connected to your system when you follow the steps above. Select each driver one-by-one, and delete your backup from it. You can optionally delete backups ie delete old ones and keep newer ones.
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