Because smartware seems to back up Recorded TV in windows 7, and it doesn’t look like there’s an easy way to stop it from doing that, I wanted to instead just use the native windows backup utility included with Win 7. My question is: I understand one can disable the VCD and uninstall the Smarware software, but you lose the gauge on the drive. Is there a downside to just keeping the software installed, leaving it in a non-backup state (pause backup), and then just use Windows 7 backup (or any other backup e.g… acronis)? Would there be a potential conflict? just wanted to run this by some people here and see if anybody has a recommendation.
Thanks in advance for any advice!