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Dustyn
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reply to Freddy

Re: Full System Backup in Windows 8

Why would Microsoft keep this?
If the new Windows 8's version is better at file backup and recovery, seems redundant to also keep Windows 7 Backup and Restore.


Blackbird
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said by Dustyn:

Why would Microsoft keep this?
If the new Windows 8's version is better at file backup and recovery, seems redundant to also keep Windows 7 Backup and Restore.

Maybe because hard drives still fail, and keeping Win7's backup tools was the easiest way to provide full-backup image capability within Win8?
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Gee, thanks tips.
Microsoft touts their new file backup system tool as the successor to Windows 7's backup restore, yet they integrate the previous version into Windows 8 for FULL backup capabilities?.... Seems like they missed the head of the nail with Windows 8 backup.


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said by Dustyn:

... Seems like they missed the head of the nail with Windows 8 backup.

Lots of unexpected or unpleasant things happen on the way to a released product... this might be one of them. Which is why I said keeping Win7's backup tools may have been the "easiest" way to get full-backup capability - and keep the Win8 end product more or less on schedule. I have no way of knowing, of course. But to me, it has that sort of "feel" about it.
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said by Blackbird:

Lots of unexpected or unpleasant things happen on the way to a released product... this might be one of them. Which is why I said keeping Win7's backup tools may have been the "easiest" way to get full-backup capability - and keep the Win8 end product more or less on schedule...

In what way it an "unpleasant thing" for Microsoft to keep the functional cloning program from a previous version of Windows ? I'm not trying to be facetious, but I completely missed your point.


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said by SipSizzurp:

said by Blackbird:

Lots of unexpected or unpleasant things happen on the way to a released product... this might be one of them. Which is why I said keeping Win7's backup tools may have been the "easiest" way to get full-backup capability - and keep the Win8 end product more or less on schedule...

In what way it an "unpleasant thing" for Microsoft to keep the functional cloning program from a previous version of Windows ? I'm not trying to be facetious, but I completely missed your point.

Sorry for perhaps being unclear. I was aluding to a possibility that "unpleasant" or "unexpected" things can happen in a development cycle that force a change in plans. In this case, I was referring to a possibility that integrating full backup into Win8's new backup scheme might have produced some negative results, and the fallback position might have been to employ Win7's scheme so as to have at least some full-backup capability. As I said, it's purely speculative on my part, but it "feels" as if something of this sort might have occurred, since Win8 was perfectly willing to plow all sorts of new wholly-integrated ground with no reference to earlier MS OSs.
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