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Windows 7 item in Windows 8

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  • Why does Windows 8 show a "Windows 7 backup icon?

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    Sunday, September 18, 2011 8:02 PM

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  • The whole idea is that NO one proof this product. Poor ideas.
    • Marked as answer by David Sherman Monday, September 19, 2011 9:14 AM
    Monday, September 19, 2011 9:14 AM

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  • Because this is an early version, pre-beta, and there is a lot of work to do. As alwais it was built on a previos version basis so Win7 footprint may be present.

    • Proposed as answer by Dylan-Meeus Sunday, September 18, 2011 10:27 PM
    Sunday, September 18, 2011 10:17 PM
  • Why would it even have to be different?
    Alot of icons are being reused in every OS.

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    Dylan Meeus


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    Sunday, September 18, 2011 10:28 PM
  • If you mean the restore Windows 7 backup applet in control panel, well, someone may want to restore a Windows 7 backup image on Windows 8.

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    Monday, September 19, 2011 5:26 AM
  • At this stage you should see a lot of Windows 7 imagery.  It is pre-beta.  Eventually the OS will get reworked and new files and imagery done where it makes sense.  Some things won't need to change.  Why use the development budget to do unneccesary work?
    Colin Barnhorst Windows 7 Ultimate x64 on DIY with 6GB ram.
    Monday, September 19, 2011 5:34 AM
  • The whole idea is that NO one proof this product. Poor ideas.
    • Marked as answer by David Sherman Monday, September 19, 2011 9:14 AM
    Monday, September 19, 2011 9:14 AM
  • On Mon, 19 Sep 2011 09:14:34 +0000, David Sherman wrote:

    The whole idea is that NO one proof this product. Poor ideas.

    Before jumping all over Microsoft here, you might want to actually do a
    little research.

    Out of all of the responses you've had so far, only Sheng's was correct.
    Windows 8 uses a completely different paradigm for backups and restores of
    the OS, and it appears that the actual "backup" application in Windows 8
    only backups up documents.

    Also, notice the name of the applet is not Windows 7 Backup, it is Restore
    Windows 7 Backups
    . This is named appropriately, and is included so that
    one can restore backups made with the Windows 7 backup tool. Since backups
    work differently in Windows 8 than they do in Windows 7 had this tool not
    been included, one would not be able to restore using backups taken by the
    Windows backup tool.

    In short, regardless of what other "experts" have told you in this thread,
    this tool is not misnamed, and it isn't a editing mistake.


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    Monday, September 19, 2011 11:01 AM
  • Why? It makes no sense to backup windows 7 on Windows 7 unless the file format is different which in itself would be stupid.
    Monday, September 19, 2011 8:14 PM
  • How long does it take to look at an icon. It is something that quality control should do.

    It is like going to a Microsoft presentation and see that the presentation didn't spell check the presentation on their machines.

    Monday, September 19, 2011 8:17 PM
  • Why should I be forced to use Microsoft paradigm. I want to use my products and disable Microsoft products.
    Monday, September 19, 2011 8:20 PM
  • >It makes no sense to backup windows 7 on Windows 7 

    What? It does not make sense to NOT make a backup these days, hard drive is dirty cheap compared to the cost of recovery.

    >It is something that quality control should do.

    This is a developer preview to let software/hardware developers to know about APIs. If a Microsoft project manager hire proofreader or artist at this stage I would sell Microsoft's stock for spending resource unwisely.

    >I want to use my products and disable Microsoft product

     It is always good to dogfood testing your softwares before releasing it to your customers.



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    Monday, September 19, 2011 9:09 PM
  • On Mon, 19 Sep 2011 20:20:26 +0000, David Sherman wrote:

    Why should I be forced to use Microsoft paradigm. I want to use my products and disable Microsoft products.

    You're missing the point still. Nothing is preventing you from using a 3rd
    party backup tool. I was explaining to you why the Microsoft tool in
    question is not named incorrectly. It is named for exactly the purpose for
    which it was designed.


    Paul Adare
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    Tuesday, September 20, 2011 1:29 PM
  • On Mon, 19 Sep 2011 20:17:00 +0000, David Sherman wrote:

    How long does it take to look at an icon. It is something that quality control should do.

    It is like going to a Microsoft presentation and see that the presentation didn't spell check the presentation on their machines.

    You're still missing the point, the tool is not named incorrectly.


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    Tuesday, September 20, 2011 1:30 PM
  • On Tue, 20 Sep 2011 13:29:44 +0000, Paul Adare wrote:

    You're missing the point still. Nothing is preventing you from using a 3rd
    party backup tool. I was explaining to you why the Microsoft tool in
    question is not named incorrectly. It is named for exactly the purpose for
    which it was designed.

    One other point regarding scheduling backups. The Restore Windows 7
    Backups
    app, despite the name, is actually the full Windows Backup tool
    from Windows 7. So, as of right now, you can use that tool to schedule
    backups exactly the same way as you did in Windows 7.
    Having said that, and given the current name of the tool, I for one
    wouldn't rely on this ability to last forever. My guess is, again given the
    name of the tool, is that at some point in time the backup capability will
    be removed and we'll be left with just the restore in that tool. Again,
    just a guess on my part.


    Paul Adare
    MVP - Identity Lifecycle Manager
    http://www.identit.ca
    You can't make a program without broken egos.

    Wednesday, September 21, 2011 10:55 AM