Windows 8 Is Getting A Backup Feature That Copies Apple's Time Machine

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Microsoft started giving Windows 8 to computer manufacturers this week, and some new features are already starting leak.The latest, discovered by TNW, is called History Vault, an automatic backup feature that seems to be a knockoff of Apple’s Time Machine.

Just like Time Machine, History Vault will backup several times per day and allow you to restore a file or your system from a previous date.

Add that to the list of features Microsoft has borrowed from Mac OS X. But for Windows users, it’s a welcome one.

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