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Automatic Backup and Restore Set-up

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Plug it in and forget about it! With the selection of this service and purchase of any external hard drive assembled from Puget Systems, we will pre-configure your computer to run a weekly backup to the external drive.

This will include a backup of any data stored in your user libraries (Documents, Music, Pictures, and Video libraries) as well as a system image which can be used to restore your system in the event of a hard disk failure. This service is available only for systems purchased with Windows 7/8.

This option will have us setup automatic backup for you via the built in Windows tool.
William George (Product Development)
William George (Product Development) Says:
I loved the backup capabilities that were built into Windows 7, but they have changed somewhat in newer versions. 8 / 8.1 did away with the image based backup that I found particularly useful, but thankfully Windows 10 has brought that back.

I strongly recommend taking advantage of this setup option if you are purchasing an external hard drive with your computer. I'd also encourage picking a drive at least as large as your primary drive, and better yet as large as all of your internal hard drives combined (if you have more than one). Please note that while we create an image of the C: drive when configuring this backup, the subsequent runs will only back up the Windows library folders by default. You can make another drive image at any time, though, and I recommend doing so periodically.

This blog post has some more information about the backup capabilities included in Windows.
Jeff Stubbers (Technology Consultant Lead)
Jeff Stubbers (Technology Consultant Lead) Says:
A complete disc image of your C: drive copied to your backup drive, but is only created the first time we initially setup the backup at our facilities. After that, by default the backup and restore program will just backup the Windows libraries (Documents, Music, Videos, Pictures folders) once a week. By default these Windows libraries would be backed up every Sunday at 7PM, however the end user can change this through the backup software whenever they wish. If the system is not powered up at the time the backup is supposed to be performed, the backup will be performed the next time the end user powers up their system.

Other internal drives, files or folders can be included in the weekly backup by the end user through the backup software if they wish, and the end user can perform complete disc images on the fly anytime the user wishes.
Brett Nordquist (Customer Experience Engineer)
Brett Nordquist (Customer Experience Engineer) Says:
Windows 7 and Windows 8 both have a number of backup options. If you purchase an external drive from us at the same time you purchase a new PC, we'll take care of the service for you. All you'll need to do is plug in your external drive. For those who did not purchase an external drive, but are interesting in Windows 7/8 backup options we put this guide together for you. Link: http://goo.gl/NRFzAk

Note: Available only with the purchase of an external hard drive. Puget Systems will configure your external hard drive to automatically back up your data and OS.

Developer: Puget Systems

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Configure a custom computer with the Automatic Backup and Restore Set-up.