Have you ever wondered how to create a backup drive? Windows 7 has a built in feature for you to create a backup drive. This tutorial is all about how to create a backup drive. I will also be showing you how to create a backup drive to a virtual disk. This means not a real hard drive. Or it means when you split a hard drive to make the computer think it is two. A ‘Backup Drive’ is used when you need to restore some files or settings when you have a problem with a computer. This tutorial will show you step by step how to create a Virtual hard drive in windows 7. After making your VHD the tutorial will guide you through a setup on how to create a schedule to automatically backup your selected files to the VHD, or simply the recommended files by windows. A Virtual hard drive is a partition of a current drive that is created to act like a new hard drive. For example, you have a 320 GB hard drive in your computer. You want a designated drive only for backups, instead of buying a brand new hard drive you create a virtual hard drive to do exactly this. If you wanted to make a 100GB Backup drive this will take away from your 320 making it only have 220 available.
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