windows 7 back up question

  denis93 12:11 23 Jul 2013
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i am doing a back up of my computer to an external hard drive for the first time ever,my question is this,after i complete this,if i was forced to put my laptop back to factory settings,do i just attach the external hard drive to it and copy and paste the files to the laptop,or is there a special tool,eg system restore or something to do this,and after i do this will it include my windows updates,passwords that were stored and wi fi settings etc?

  denis93 22:28 23 Jul 2013

anybody know parts of the answer?

  Nontek 15:22 24 Jul 2013

Partly depends on how you are making the backup, though I use Win7 too, I use Acronis to create my Full Backups which are saved to an external drive. I would not expect to have the need to revert to factory settings, if any big problems I could simply restore my complete hard-drive from my latest backup.

Acronis full backups do include everything on your hard drive.

I have not used the built-in Win7 backup system, so cannot comment on that.

  denis93 08:02 28 Jul 2013

thank you nontek cheers

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