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  • Okay, based on the lack of response and the responses that simply do not work, I have come to the conclusion that MS Vista cannot be backed up to a Network Drive.  This is a serious drawback and I fail to understand this.

    I have followed every direction in detail and still cannot get it to work.  If I could I would install XP on all my computers (this will not work because I have two laptops for which there are no XP drivers). 

    My network drive is a Plextor PX-EH and I have given it all the permissions possible (as far I can tell), I have mapped it, I can access the drive from all PC on my network either thorough explorer or the network route.

    Friday, April 3, 2009 4:12 PM

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  • Backup and Restore, put simply, just doesn't work on Vista Home Premium.
    Many files are not backed up, and dangerously it leads you to believe that the backup was successful! I have just learnt from this forum that it doesn't do .exe and other files!

    Home Premium doesn't even do complete backups.

    It is not up to the job of trying to be a professional operating system.  A basic requirement of an operating system for the past 50 years has been the task of backing up (& restore if ever needed).

    Without this it should not even be released to Beta Testing.

    It is not "fit for purpose" (a legal consumer phrase in the UK) and you should get your money back from the supplier.
    Saturday, September 5, 2009 11:27 AM