Can I use USB Flash Drive for Backup in Windows 7 ?

Can I use USB Flash Drive for Backup in Windows 7 ?
I have tried unsuccessfully to backup my data onto a HP 4 GB Flash Drive that was  inserted into the UBS port and I can't save backups to a flash drive !
Does anyone had a solution to this problem?
Thank you for help!

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Last updated September 16, 2018 Views 44,537 Applies to:
 Alex, it's not clear what you mean when you say you can't backup to a USB drive.  What program are you using?  Are you doing a copy and paste?  What error are you getting?  Are you trying to put more than 4 gig on a 4 gig drive?  I back up to flash drives all the time using copy and paste, and never have a problem.  However if you try to back up a whole C: drive to a 4 gig flash drive, that's never going to work because Win 7 takes 10 - 15 gig before you add apps, data etc.  You can't put 10 pounds of stuff in a 4 pound bag!  :-)

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