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Windows Backup

About two months ago, Microsoft began adding a feature to Windows 10 and 11 called Windows Backup. The eagle-eyed among you may have noticed its sea-green cloud icon show up in your list of programs. “But wait!”, you ask, “I already use a backup program.” In its quixotic quest to fix what ain’t broke, Microsoft has created confusion by adding yet another way to backup user files and certain settings of your computer. In this case, however, Windows Backup is so light on features and configurability that I am compelled to not recommend it for now. The only backup destination available is OneDrive (which is nearly useless without a 365 subscription) and the app doesn’t work with business licenses. This is clearly a case of pushing out a product before it’s been refined, so for now continue to use your existing backup scheme.


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