A fresh leaded screenshot offer some detail related to the evolution of backup options in the successor of Windows 8.
It appears that History Vault is a new way for users to backup important files. Windows 7 already sports a feature dubbed Shadow Copy, designed to provide copies of files so that users can easily revert certain items to a previous version.
“Protect your data by creating copies of your important files,” reads an excerpt of the official description.
“History Vault helps protect your files against accidents that could cause data loss. If an external disk or network attacked storage is used, it can even protect your files against disk or entire PC failure.”
Microsoft keeps touting the integration between Windows Live and Windows, and this would be an excellent opportunity to start blurring the line between the client and the Cloud.
Users can be restricted to the storage limit of SkyDrive, so only essential files will be backed up, but it’s still more than what’s available today from Windows.