Backup In Progress icon permantely in System Tray


  • I have Windows 7 Home Premium x64. I recently did an image backup of my C: drive and saved it on another hard drive. Right after I did that, a "Backup In Progress" icon started appearing in the system tray and I could not figure out how to turn it off or see what it's associated with because I do not have any backups running.

    So I went into "services" and disabled and stopped the service, did  a reboot and the icon was gone. Then I installed a third-party backup software utility, rebooted and the icon is back. Is it connected in some way any backup software that's installed even though there is no backup running? Is it using up any valuable resources by being in the system tray, is there any way to turn the notification off and could it also be related to System Retore?
    Tuesday, March 02, 2010 8:26 PM


  • To change backup settings, please:

    1. Click Start->Control Panel.
    2. Launch “Backup and Restore”.
    3. Click on Change Settings.
    4. You will see the schedule of the plan. Click on “Change plan” and you can change the schedule. You may set the backup runs on demand. 

    Arthur Xie - MSFT
    Thursday, March 04, 2010 3:23 AM