Volume Shadow Copy (VSS) and Automated System Recovery (ASR) doc updates

This is a summary of recent additions and revisions to the VSS and ASR documentation on MSDN and TechNet. 1. The following new API elements have been documented: a. IVssComponentEx2 interface ( http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd405576.aspx) b. IVssCreateExpressWriterMetadata interface ( http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd765211.aspx) c. IVssExpressWriter interface ( http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd405596.aspx) d. CVssWriterEx2 class ( http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd405545.aspx) e. VSS_RECOVERY_OPTIONS enumeration ( http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd433620.aspx) f. CreateVssExpressWriter… Read more

Windows 7 Disk Defragmenter User Interface Overview

Introduction The Vista and Windows Server 2008 Defragmentation UI was limited to essential information and controls.   Based on user feedback it was found that the UI was too minimal.   In Win7 the UI intends to make the defrag operations more transparent and match the task demands of the user. List of features provided through Windows… Read more

Managing backup disk space

<This is the fourth post in a blog series on backup and recovery offerings in Windows 7. > If you’re reading this post it’s likely that you’ve already set up Windows Backup on your Windows 7 PC and running it on a schedule to protect your data and system. However as storage size is limited,… Read more

Recovering your files in Windows 7

<This is the third post in a blog series on backup and recovery offerings in Windows 7. > Many of us have experienced this panic moment when we realized some important files are missing or are accidentally modified, but Windows users who’ve configured Windows Backup (or even those who haven’t) don’t need to sweat, because… Read more