Microsoft Forcibly Installs Windows Backup on All Users: A Controversial Move Sparks Concerns
Users Left with Unwanted Windows Backup App
Microsoft has made a surprising move by installing the Windows Backup app on all Windows 10 and Windows 11 systems, declaring it a “system component” that cannot be removed. This decision, starting from August 22, 2023, affects all users, even those who may not find it useful.
Unfortunately, this move raises concerns, especially for Azure Active Directory (AAD) and Active Directory (AD) users who can’t utilize the app due to its Microsoft account requirement. Windows Backup is designed to manage certain files, folders, settings, credentials, and apps, all stored in the cloud for easy device restoration with an Internet connection.