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Windows 8 to feature History Vault, Time Machine competitor

Among the many new features that have been slowly surfacing over the past few days, 'History Vault' can now be added to the list. History Vault appears to be much like Apple's Time Machine in that it will replicate your information automatically to an external location for backup.

The image comes courtesy of CNbeta.com and clearly shows the new feature. The backup function will work like many others that are currently on the market, meaning that they will give you ability to restore files on an individual basis from a certain date and time. You can currently obtain this feature in Windows 7 but the use of third party software is required for complete automation.

It was only yesterday that we reported that Windows 8 was now on Microsoft Connect and because of this, we expect more information to surface at a rapid rate as more individuals get their hands on early renditions of the upcoming OS. Windows 8 is expected to enter beta, possibly as soon as this fall, with OEM availability in late 2012 and possible retail availability in January 2013.

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