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Disable Scheduled Backup in Windows 7

By Codrut Nistor

Posted in How-to, Windows-7

When once Windows 7 is configured to create backup it automatically schedules the backup process that is by default configured to run on a weekly basis. Although backups are an essential part of any computer system it may sometimes be tedious and processor intensive process which many home users may want to disable in order to save time. When this is the case users need not to go through any complex configuration process instead they can follow a few simple steps to disable scheduled backup task at all. The best part is that users can re-enable this process whenever they want to and still the process does not require any complex configuration steps. As a Windows 7 administrator if you want to disable scheduled backup you are required to follow the steps given below:

  1. Logon to Windows 7 computer with administrator account.

  2. At the bottom of start menu in search box type Backup and Restore command and press enter key.

  3. From the opened box click on Set up backup link.

  4. Follow on-screen instructions and click on Next buttons on all the Windows till you reach Review your backup settings page.

  5. Once there click on Change schedule link and on the opened box uncheck **Run backup on the schedule (recommended)**checkbox.

  6. Once done click on Ok button to save the changes you have made.