Hide backup partition Windows 7 Backup

I would like to set up backup on Windows 7 in the same way like on server 2008 and 2012.

   When you set the backup there, it hides the backup disk, making it dedicated and hidden.
   I want to have the same on Windows 7.

Now - I tried deleting partition and deleting letter of the drive, but in both cases Windows Backup doesn't see the backup drive than.

Is there a way to make Windows Backup behave the same like on Windows Server (08 and 12)?
mrmutAsked:
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rindiCommented:
Why hide it? Remove the disk you are backing up to after the backup and store it away from the PC. Never keep backups online once the backup is done, and always store them away from the PC. Besides, you should be rotating between different backup media anyway so you have several versions available, and are also safer in case one of the disks you are backing up to should fail.
mrmutAuthor Commented:
I need this for user computers.

The feature is built in into server versions, and all I want is that functionality on some client machines.
rindiCommented:
Whether it is on user's PC's or not doesn't matter, you MUST still remove the backup disks after the backup from any PC, and with the disks removed or powered off you don't need to hide them. Anything else is terrible practice and you might as well not backup then...
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mrmutAuthor Commented:
Why such paranoia? With AV, and good backup, there is nothing to be afraid of.

That said - you did not answer my question, as I need a solution to a specific problem.
rindiCommented:
It isn't possible with Desktop OS's.
mrmutAuthor Commented:
Why? Server and desktop and only slightly different.
rindiCommented:
They are still different OS's meant for different uses. Ask M$ why they decided to make them different.
noxchoGlobal Support CoordinatorCommented:
In Windows Server Backup the backup storage is saved and recognized by its GUID name. Thus it does not need a drive letter on the drive. The partition is formatted but knowingly left unmounted. This is done by Microsoft to protect the backup images on it.
For the Windows 7 and inbuilt backup this was omitted. Note, WSB is a separate feature which you add to Windows Server. Although they look identical the backup in Server and Desktop OSes is different. You cannot add this feature in Windows Desktop version. Not yet.
If you want to have the feature of imaging into unmounted partition, or so called secure place - then use a third party backup tool.
Paragon Backup & Recovery can do backup into Backup Capsule. A special protected partition which you cannot assign a drive letter. You get to this partition only via the program interface.
Acronis True Image has similar protected partition which they call Secure Zone. Works exactly the same way like Paragon does.

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mrmutAuthor Commented:
Thank you.
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