How to take a data backup for windows

Protecting and safeguarding your data is essential for both computers at home as well as at the office. There are different ways available for windows to secure your data by taking a data backup for your windows.

The built in backup and restore options available on your windows help you to take a back up of your data to prevent the loss of important or valuable information. Software’s are also available now using which you can take a back up of your files in a single click.

Taking a data backup for windows is essential to overcome Hardware failures, virus attacks, Natural disasters and human errors. A full system back up becomes essential to protect all your personal and business files.

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Backup and Restore

  • Go to the control panel and choose the system and maintenance option.
  • Now select the backup and restore option.
  • Right click start button > control panel > System and Maintenance >Back up and Restore.
  • If you have never used a back up before and you have newly installed your system, choose the Back up now option to create a manual back up of your data.
  • You can now use the browse for files or browse for folders option to search the files, which you have taken a back up.

To restore files from a backup

If you are a windows 8 user, you can select the files or folders you want to restore by clicking the check box that appears next to the folder or filename.

If you are windows 7user, you have three options to search for the files or folders you want to restore.

  • Search for files
  • Browse for files
  • Browse for folders

Windows 8 will put the files back to the original location. Try renaming the file, if you have files already with the same name.

Software programs to take a back up

Paragon hard disk manager suite and Cobian back up are some of the examples of software programs which can be installed on your computer to perform a complete system back up. Some software’s are free where as the others require a paid subscription.

Windows 10

If you are a windows 10 user, then you have two different backup programs, File history, and windows backup and restore option. The file history tool automatically saves multiple versions of a given file and restores it before it is deleted.

Easy transfer feature

The easy transfer feature available on your windows helps you to transfer your data to a different computer.

  • Go to the start and type windows easy transfer in the start search box.
  • Now click the windows easy transfer option from the program list that appears.

Windows 7

Try launching the Backup and restore application in windows 7 to take a back up of your data.

System Image back up for windows 8.1 or windows 10

  • If you are a windows 8.1 or windows 10 user, you can use a system image back up option.
  • Go to the control panel by right clicking the start button.
  • The next step is to click on the File history and then system image back up the link in the bottom left corner of the screen.
  • Now connect an external USB hard drive with enough space.
  • A backup wizard opens now and you will be prompted to choose options to save the backup.
  • Click on the next option and start the backup process by selecting the Start back up option.

Windows 8 back up feature.

The backup feature of windows 8 is known as File history. Once you have set up your file history, the windows will save the copy of your files to your libraries or desktop folders on a regular basis.

To know more about how to take a data backup for windows, you can also get assistance or guidance from our windows tech support at +1-888-308-2550.

 

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Tips to Speed Up Your Windows 10 device After Update

Many Windows users now enjoyed the new features after the Windows 10 Creators Update, but the surprise is, they suffer a slow PC and can’t even use the machine as usual. Read this tips blog: https://www.microsoft-customersupport.com/microsoft-techincal-support/ and improve the system performance. Still, you are facing this issues, call our toll free number +1-888-308-2550 and get the best assistance from our experts.

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Steps to Clean, Optimize, Fix and Speed Up a Slow PC

Steps to Clean the Junk Data:

Junk Data on your system, will affect the system performance and slow down the system programs and services.

  1. Open the Run prompt by pressing the Windows + R keys.
  2. Enter the cleanmgr.exe in the run prompt then the new window will open.
  3. Then select the drive to clean the junk files and click on the button.
  4. After that select category to clean the junk items from the category list and click ok button.
  5. Build in Windows deletes minimal job of cleaning junk data.
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Steps to Optimize:

When the system starts some preconfigured process will be run in the background. That process will take some system resources so that will affect your process.

For Windows XP, Vista, 7

  • Open the Run prompt and type the msconfig
  • Go to Startup tab which has a list of the process starts on your PC. Then hide the processes which are unnecessary.

For Windows 8

  • Open the task manager by pressing the Esc + ctrl
  • Go to Startup tab which has a list of the process starts on your PC. Then hide the processes which are unnecessary.

Steps to Speed up the System:

Uninstall the Junk Software

Similar to junk files, junk software also affects the system memory and processing power. By uninstalling the junk software you can speed up your system.

For windows all version

  • Open the Run prompt and type the appwiz.cpl
  • Then Add/Remove program control panel snap-in will be open in new window.

Update the hardware drivers

You need to update your hardware drivers because that improve your system performance and resolve some hardware errors.

  • Open the Run prompt and type the devmgmt.msc
  • Then the device manager will be open and that have a list of the system device.
  • Select your device to update by right clicking them.

Update your windows

Windows should in up to date then only your system performs better.

Windows: Vista, 7, 8

  • Open the Run prompt
  • To open the windows update control panel enter wuapp.exe
  • Then check the available updates and download then
  • After that install them and restart your system.

Scan your device:

To protect your system from the virus and malware your system should have anti-virus in up-to-date.

If you want any other support for optimize and speed up the system, call our Microsoft customer support team via +1-888-308-2550 and visit us https://www.microsoft-customersupport.com/

 

Troubleshooting – Windows 10 Start Menu Issues

Sometimes the Cortana or start up menu doesn’t get responsive when its clicked. In such cases, you can try these tips to help the start menu or Cortana working. The windows support team gets down to help you with some tips and troubleshooting techniques!

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Check for the Update Check option

  • Click the Windows logo key + R and proceed to type Ms-settings.
  • After selecting OK, you will see the settings menu.
  • From Settings, choose Update & security, and then click on the Windows Update.
  • From here, select Check for updates. If updates are available, Install and restart the machine.

Restart your device

If you didn’t find any major updates, then it would still be a great idea to restart the machine. If there are any pending updates, it would be updated.

Try the trouble-shooter

There is an inbuilt troubleshooting mechanism from the start menu. Once the trouble-shooter is tried, it is recommended to restart the machine.

Create a new local administrator account

You may also try creating a new local administrator account, to try if the start menu is accessible from the new local account which has been signed in for the same purpose. This new administrator account can be created by using the following steps:

  • Go to Windows logo key + Rand type ms-settings and then select OK.
  • Here, select Accounts, then choose Family & other people (or Other people, if you’re using Windows 10 Enterprise).
  • Select Add someone else to this PC, under Other people.
  • For the user, provide a name and a password, and then select Add a user without a Microsoft account.
  • Set a user name, password, and password hint. Then select Next > Finish.

Sign into your new account and open Cortana or the Start menu. If you are able to access now, move your personal data and files to the new account.If the problem still isn’t fixed, do the follow steps as listed by Windows support team:

  • From other users, select the old administrator account, and then opt for Delete account and data.
  • After the old account is removed, restart your device and sign in with the new account again.
  • If you were using a Microsoft account to sign in before, associate the Microsoft account with the new administrator account.

Resetting PC

Resetting PC will be the last option, If none of the previous options work. Use Windows 10 recovery options for recovering the old data and files and carrying it to the new user account. For any help, contact the Windows support team at 1-888-308-2550 or www.microsoft-customersupport.com.