Windows Backup is stuck after upgrading to Windows 8.1


After upgrading to Windows 8.1 from Windows 8, the (Windows 7 backup) which was a part of Windows 8 is no longer available in 8.1, but for some reason (I guess because the back progress was running while upgrading to Windows 8.1) the process is still running for a month now after the upgrade:

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When I try to click on it to view it, I get the following error 'Access is denied. (0x80070005)':

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I could not find any solution for this. Any ideas?

asked on Super User Dec 2, 2013 by (unknown user)

1 Answer


You should be able to find the Windows Backup activity and stop/disable/remove it in the Windows Task Scheduler. The scheduled task has probably survived from before upgrading to 8.1.

answered on Super User Feb 19, 2014 by Per Salmi

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