HT1178 Can the time capsule be used with a pc running Windows Vista , 7 or 8 as a backup drive

Can the time capsule be used with a pc running Windows Vista , 7 or 8 as a backup drive. If so what software do I need to buy?

Can the time capsule be used with a pc running Windows Vista , 7 or 8 as a backup drive.
Yes, on XP, Vista and 7. Have not tried 8.
If so what software do I need to buy?
Genie Timeline Pro does a very nice job...and it is similar to Apple's Time Machine.  It's not cheap though.  Check with the Genie folks for more info and compatibility with Windows 8.
Genie Timeline Pro | Overview | Time Machine Backup Software for ...
Other users may have some other suggestions.

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