Windows XP – Back Up

Windows XP

How to use the XP backup utility

The XP backup utility helps you create a copy of information on your hard disk. In the event that the original data on your hard disk is accidentally erased or overwritten, or becomes inaccessible because of a hard disk malfunction, you can use the copy to restore your lost or damaged data.

  • To start Backup, click Start, point to All Programs, point to Accessories, point to System Tools, and then click Backup.
  • The Removable Storage service must be started for Backup to work properly. For more information.
  • You can also use the Automated System Recovery Wizard in the Backup utility to help you repair your system.
  • For information about using Backup, click the Help menu in Backup.

Step by Step Backing Up Files using Backup Utility

This will help you to :

  • Backup files and folders
  • Backup system settings and data files
  • Manually installing the Backup Utility

To backup files and folders using MS BACKUP in Windows XP:

  1. Click on Start.
  2. Click All Programs, Accessories, System Tools, and click Backup. Backup must be installed if not listed (See: How to Use Backup to Restore Files and Folders on Your Computer in Windows® XP )
  3. Click Advanced Mode, and click the Backup tab.
  4. Click New (on the Job menu).
  5. Select the drives that you want to back up by checking the associated boxes. If necessary, expand the selected drive and check the corresponding box.

To backup system settings & data files (System State data, registry, boot files & etc):

  1. Click on StartAll Programs, and Accessories.
  2. Click the Welcome tab. If your media contains backups , click Append or Replace to append/overwrite a backup.
  3. Click Backup Wizard (Advanced ), and Next on the Welcome to the Backup Wizard.
  4. Click Only back up the System State Data, and click Next. Choose a place to save your backup, and type a name for the backup.
  5. Click Next, then Finish. A Backup Progress dialog box appears, and the backup starts. Click Close after the backup completes.

Manually installing the Backup Utility:

  1. Open Ntbackup.msi file from the Windows XP CD. It is located in the VALUEADDMSFTNTBACKUP directory.
  2. Run the wizard that installs Backup.
  3. When the wizard is complete, click Finish.

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