Check the scheduled backup for the Windows 10 backup program

You can check the schedule for backups with the backup program that is included with Windows 10 by taking the following steps:
  1. Right-click on the Windows Start button.
  2. Select Control Panel.
  3. Select System and Security.
  4. Double-click on Backup and Restore (Windows 7). You will see the scheduled backup dates in the "Schedule" line, e.g., in the example below, "Every Sunday at 2:00 AM."

    Backup and Restore (Windows 7)

You can also determine the next scheduled backup time and whether the backup task is currently running from a command prompt using the schtasks command as shown below:

C:\WINDOWS\system32>schtasks /query | find /i "AutomaticBackup"
AutomaticBackup                          7/2/2017 2:00:00 AM    Running

The second and third columns in the output list the next scheduled backup time, i.e., July 2, 2017 at 2:00 AM in the example above. The last column shows the current status; in the example above the backup task is currently running.

In the above example, the backup program is currently running. If it is scheduled to run, but is not currently running, you will see output similar to the following:

C:\Users\Sharon>schtasks /query | find /i "AutomaticBackup"
AutomaticBackup                          7/2/2017 2:00:00 AM    Ready


You can manually run the backup at an unscheduled time by clicking on the Backup now button in the Backup and Restore (Windows 7) window.

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  5. Windows 7 Image Backup to Network Location
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