I was able to do a network backup using Vista. Now with Windows 7 Home Premium I am unable. Why was this change made. I have 5 computers networked and I don't want to go out and buy an external drive for each computer. Why the change?

I cannot do a network back up of my 5 computers that are now running windows 7 premium. If I had known that I could not backup to a network drive, I would have bought the new version

 

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Last updated March 14, 2018 Views 1,145 Applies to:
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Hi Corpman11,

 Welcome to Microsoft Answers!!!

If your computer is on a network, a shared folder or drive on the network can be a convenient place to save your backup as it doesn't require you to have storage space on your computer. You can only save your backups on a network location on Windows 7 Professional, Windows 7 Ultimate, and Windows 7 Enterprise.

As you have already mentioned that you have Windows 7 Home Premium, the backup on network is not a supported feature in that version. You might need to upgrade to any of Windows 7 Professional, Windows 7 Ultimate, and Windows 7 Enterprise to avail this feature.

For more information on the above statements you may access the link below

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows7/Where-should-I-save-my-backup

 
Hope this information was useful.

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Varun J: MICROSOFT SUPPORT

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