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Specialist software can back up your computer with ease. We tested 13 programs for Windows 7.

Backing up data is essential, but is often boring, time-consuming and confusing. A backup software program can do most of the work for you. But do you have to pay for a good program?

Our test of 13 includes Windows 7 Backup and 6 other free programs.