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Top 10 Free Backup Programs for Windows 7

Here you find the best free backup programs for Windows 7 including Windows 7 Backup and Restore as well as FBackup, and on our candidate watch list for top free Windows 7 backup program we have Comodo BackUp, GFI Backup, Drive Backup Free Edition, TrueSafe PE as well as AceBackup for example.


Windows 7 ships with an integrated backup solution fits Panel, a size not all can be found. We have for the ten best free searched Windows 7 backup programs, what to Windows Vista, but only a few providers apart from Microsoft officially explain their backup software as being compliant based with Windows 7. Therefore, most of the entries in our top ten free Windows backup programs are 7 list candidates. Our list of free Windows 7 backup programs currently comprises (random order):

  • Comodo BackUp –
  • GFI Backup –
  • FBackup –
  • Drive Backup Free Edition –
  • TrueSafe Personal Edition –
  • AceBackup –
  • Cobian Backup –
  • Karen’s Replicator –
  • JaBack –
  • Windows 7 Backup and Restore – Control Center of any Windows 7 based computer

Comodo Backup 2.0

Comodo Backup 2.0 greatly outperforms Windows 7 integrated backup. You can, for instance back up and restore from network locations, something which has now been reserved for users of the Windows 7 (expensive) flagship editions and upsets users of Windows Vista when upgrading from Vista which didn’t restrict networked backups to Ultimate or Enterprise editions as explained in our article Backup: What’s New in Windows 7?

Comodo Backup 2.0, which is completely free but can be extended to include online storage, has much more to offer than Windows 7 Backup and Restore Center. Find here all in article Comodo Backup 2.0 Review – Free Top Backup Software for Windows and Windows 7.


FBackup 4.2 is a top free backup software which has been successfully tested on 32 and 64-bit Windows 7 RC. The main features of FBackup are ad-hoc as well as automatic backups, ZIP compression backups, 1:1 backups, multi-language support and saving open files trough volume shadow services. On top of that does FBackup support multiple backup destinations and various plug-ins for applications.

Windows 7 Backup and Restore Center

All Windows 7 editions ship with an integrated backup and restore utility.

If you are already familiar with Windows Vista Backup and Restore and first and foremost interested in what’s new in Windows 7 Backup.

Bottom Line

This list of top free Windows 7 backup programs will be regularly updated, yet feel free to check out the vendor’s website for updated versions of their backup software. From the available current choice of Windows 7 compatible software we recommend Windows’s 7 integrated system (state) imaging found in Backup and Restore center in conjunction with Comodo Backup 2.0.

Should you be looking for Windows 7 antivirus software make sure to check out article Top Antivirus Software for Windows 7. Last but not least can the best free firewalls for Windows 7 be found in our article Top Free Firewalls for Windows 7.

Where to Store Your Backups

While most people store their backups on a standard external hard drive, there are some interesting alternatives on the market. The ioSafe Solo, Seagate BlackArmor and FireKing MediaVault will all do much more to protect your data without costing you an arm and a leg. Be sure to click the links and check out our reviews.

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