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Creating backup for Windows 7 64 bit on USB


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wesa

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Hello, I was wondering if someone could help me set up my laptop using Windows 7 64 bit Home Premium edition to set up being able to create a backup for Windows on a USB Flash drive. Currently, when I want to do a backup, I'm told it can be on CD/DVD or USB, but am only prompted with my D drive as a location, which is my CD/DVD drive. If I plug my Cruzer USB flash memory card in, it is either the E or F drive, which I can't seem to back up to. Can someone tell me what to do in order to make this work? My USB flash is 8 GB, so should fit OK - that way I don't have to use up CD/DVDs and can write over the USB's should I need to. Thanks!
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Microsoft.com > Back up and restore: frequently asked questions
(Applies to Windows Vista and Windows 7)
http://windows.micro...asked-questions

Why don't I see the location I want to back up to in the Back Up Files wizard?

When you choose a location to save your backup to, the wizard searches your computer and displays a list of all locations that you can use. If the location that you want to use doesn't appear in the list, it could be due to one of the following problems:

  • The location is a USB flash drive. You can't save backups to a flash drive.


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OK - that explains it. Thank you very much!
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You're welcome. :D
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