One reason for a drop in Windows backup use is because users are confusing the system with the Windows restore program, a recent study revealed. Windows backup is the default backup program that comes with modern Windows operating systems, however Windows restore is a different program altogether which is a disaster hardware recovery program. These two systems sounds very similar and it is easy to see why some people became confused, and whilst Windows backup is designed to allow people to recover files following a disaster, people looking for Windows backup are probably looking for an online version of Windows backup default program. They will probably be looking for this because modern Windows backup competitors offer features far more advanced that the restore program, however Windows backup itself cannot, so when users search for an alternative program they are all to often finding the restore program. Windows backup alternatives offer features such as file synchronization, file sharing and also automated backup whereas restore programs only really provide a duplication service, so when users searching for a Windows backup alternative they are finding another service which is pretty much the same. It seems as though until the Windows backup system is updated this problem will keep happening, however it looks as though that will happen with Windows 8.