How do you abort / stop the Windows 7 backup

I am trying to backup 250GB of mainly mp3 and jpeg files onto a 500G USB harddrive. The backup has been going for 48 hours now and is (according to the progress bar) 5% complete. The view details option fails to display anything. I would like to abort the backup and reduce the scope of the directories backed up, but the config option is greyed out and I can't figure how to abort the backup. Can anyone help?

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Last updated May 28, 2019 Views 47,023 Applies to:
in the windows start bar, type "backup" in the search area, open "Backup and Restore" and in the new window you'll have a button that will allow you to cancel the backup, this is also where you can adjust the backup options

Jonathan Matthis aka "7tester" on MSN QnA
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