Backblaze supports Windows 7

By | October 23rd, 2009

Windows 7 release
Microsoft has been asking people to throw house parties for the launch of Windows 7. We threw our own…but rather than bags of Doritos we racked stacks of hard drives.

For those of you that did throw a Windows 7 house party, or just bought or upgraded to Windows 7, Backblaze fully supports the new OS. In fact, about 6% of Backblaze customers are already using Windows 7 and backing up their data.

Planning to upgrade an existing computer?
* Windows Vista to Windows 7: Use the “In-Place Upgrade” option if available. This keeps your data and Backblaze will continue to operate seamlessly. If the option is not available and you need to do do a “Custom Install”, please carefully follow the steps in FAQ #18 so as to not require re-backing up data. (Find out if you are able to do an In-Place Upgrade to Windows 7 on the Microsoft upgrade chart.)

* Windows XP to Windows 7: Microsoft does not provide a migration path and requires you to delete all data and applications prior to upgrading. Thus, in order to continue with your backup where you left off without needing to re-backup your data, carefully follow the steps in FAQ #18.

Buying a new computer?
Did you get a new computer for the house?
Have friends, family, or co-workers that picked up a new Windows 7 system?
Make sure those new laptops and desktops are also backed up for just $5/month.

Gleb Budman
Co-founder and CEO of Backblaze. Founded three prior companies. He has been a speaker at GigaOm Structure, Ignite: Lean Startup, FailCon, CloudCon; profiled by Inc. and Forbes; a mentor for Teens in Tech; and holds 5 patents on security.

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