Windows 7 update is causing the backup and restore feature to fail

It looks like Windows 7 users are facing a bit of a dilemma with the January 2022 general update. As it turns out, users are facing issues with the recovery discs as it fails abruptly.

The report reads that this affects discs created using the Backup and Restore feature on Windows 7 post-January 2022 update. Fortunately, Microsoft is already working on an update, here’s the complete story.

Windows 7 users are facing issues with recovery discs

According to the tech support report, Microsoft released an update dubbed as KB5013438 on January 11th, 2022, on Windows 7. Post the update, users who created a recovery disc using the built-in Backup and Restore app on the Control Panel, are facing issues using the recovery disc. Note that this applies to both CDs and DVDs used for the recovery disc and is only applicable to those who created discs after getting the update KB5013438.

Windows 7 recovery disc glitch

Windows 7 is currently a market leader in terms of total Windows OS users thanks to its traditional Windows approach. It is preferably one of the best Windows OS out there. Microsoft switched to a modern approach post-Windows 7 i.e. Windows 8 and above.

As of now, Microsoft has mentioned that an update to the glitch caused by the KB5013438 is being worked on and a fix will be released soon. The ETA is not available so we will have to wait for the same.

Note that the glitch doesn’t influence the third-party backup and restore apps available in the market.

If you have created a recovery disc using a third-party app, you are safeguarded against the glitch. For those who used the native app, they will still have to wait for a fix from the Redmond-based tech juggernaut.

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