Windows 7 Backup suddenly broken

I have been using Windows Backup on my Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit system successfully for over a year. Suddenly, it has stopped working. When I click the "Backup up now" button, the cursor spins for a second or two, but then nothing happens at all - not even an error message. Just nothing.

I can successfully restore files from existing backups, and I can successfully create new System Images. I just can't do a regular backup.

I have searched the forums, and though there are lots of issues with backup being reported, mine seems to be something different.

Any ideas?



Question Info

Last updated December 23, 2017 Views 510 Applies to:

How to reset the Backup and Restore’s Action Center:

1) Start by creating a ‘System Restore’ point before you make any registry changes.

2) Updating the registry:
The following registry changes need to be made to the action center status DWORD values.

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\WindowsBackup\Status\ActionCenterState  DWORD=0

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\WindowsBackup\ValidConfig  DWORD=0

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\WindowsBackup\ValidSystemImageBackup  DWORD=0



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