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How to Backup Windows 7 Automatically?

Updated on Nov 30, 2017 by Brithny to Backup Utility

To automiatically backup Windows 7 system is no longer complex tast now. It's free to automiatically backup Windows 7 now. Read this passage and find out how to free backup Windows 7 automiatically.

Method 1. Backup Windows 7 automatically with Windows 7 Backup and Restore

Windows 7 Backup and Restore is a built-in feature to help users to protect their personal files and documents against accidental deletion and loss. You can set up Windows automatic backup at regular intervals to backup your personal files and documents to another location, such as a secondary hard drive, flash drive, or network folder.

Backup and Restore creates safety copies of your most important personal files so that you're always prepared for the worst. You can choose what to back up, or pick individual folders, libraries, and drives by yourself. Windows can back up files on whatever schedule you choose - just set it and forget it.

If you are experiencing system problems or you realize that you accidentally deleted or modified a file, you can also use the restore functionality of Windows Backup and Restore.

Windows 7 Built-in Automatic Backup Software

Following are the steps to access the Windows 7 Backup and Restore:

Step 1. Click the Start button from the Taskbar.

Step 2. Click the Control Panel.

Step 3. Double-click the Backup and Restore Center icon.

Then you can create a plan for how often do you want to backup data and select what exactly you want to backup.

Windows 7 Automatic Backup

Although Windows 7 Backup and Restore has automatic backup feature, you cannot create your own schedule. Sometimes, backup once in a day really is not enough. For example, if you want to backup files every two hours, Windows 7 Backup and Restore cannot do it. What's more, Windows 7 Backup and Restore is not stable as professional backup software.  So another backup software is needed. There is easy-to-use backup software - EaseUS Todo Backup recommended.

Method 2. Back up Windows 7 automatically with system backup software

EaseUS Todo Backup can run hard drive partition data backup automatically at a predefined time. you can free backup system or any files within 30 days. By scheduling a backup task with a simple backup wizard, you can set to backup now, daily and weekly to set automatic hard drive partition data backups to protect your system and important data will be an easy job. What's more, it has other features, such as differential backup, incremental backup, disk clone.

Windows 7 Schedule Backup Software

How to backup Windows 7 automatically with EaseUS Todo Backup?

Step 1. Launch EaseUS Todo Backup, click System Backup.

Step 2. Click schedule and pop up Schedule window.
Note: You must input account and password with Administrator privilege to make the backup schedule settings take effect.

Example 1: Set schedule to backup later, execute full backup at 12:00 AM August 3, 2012.

EaseUS Todo Backup Backup Later

Example 2: Set schedule to do daily backup, execute incremental backup every six hours between 12:00 AM and 11:59 PM, the first backup of that day is a full backup.

EaseUS Todo Backup Daily Backup

Example 3: Set schedule to do a weekly backup, execute full backup at 12:00 AM every Monday and Friday.

EaseUS Todo Backup Weekly Backup

Example 4: Set schedule to do a monthly backup, execute full backup at 12:00 AM on 1st of each month and do an incremental backup at 12:00 AM on 15th of each month.

EaseUS Todo Backup Monthly Backup

Example 5: Set schedule to do backup upon an event, execute incremental backup as the system starts up.

EaseUS Todo Backup Backup Upon Event

Step 3. Click Save to apply the schedule.