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Action Center might show backup as "Monitoring Windows Backup through Action Center has been turn off by an administrator or another program.” even though Windows Backup has been configured; what does this mean?



In Windows 7, Windows Backup relies on Action Center to for communicating its status to users. It uses it both to recommend users to set up a backup, and uses it to send any backup related notifications to users once the backup schedule is configured. This notification setting can be disabled through a registry key by another program. If you want to reset this key so Action Center can monitor your backup and report status, follow these steps:


  1. Click the Start button.
  2. In the search box type regeidt and then press Enter.
  3. Navigate to this key:



4.  Set the value to 0 

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