How do I back up my data using Windows 7 vs Lenovo tools like Rescue & Recovery?
Lenovo recommends Rescue & Recovery on Think products and One Key Recovery on Idea since these are included in the preload. However, Windows 7 also includes built in data backup functions.
Under Windows 7, you can use Windows Backup to backup your data. It includes both file backup, which is a copy of the personal files—such as documents, music, pictures, and videos— and system image backup, which is an exact image of a drive. You can use a system image to restore the contents of your computer if your hard drive or computer ever stops working.
To set up Windows Backup:
Click the Start button, click ControlPanel, click System and Maintenance, and then click Backup and Restore.