Restoring windows backup.

  Brazils 09:02 27 Jul 2006

Just a quick question.

Is it possible to restore a backup, made using Windows XP Home's own backup utility, to a new PC using Windows XP Media edition 2005?


  Graham ® 09:07 27 Jul 2006

I don't think XP Home has a back-up facility, only Pro.

  GroupFC 09:15 27 Jul 2006

It does - it just isn't installed by default!

As to the original question I'm afraid I don't know!

  rawprawn 09:16 27 Jul 2006

XP Home has the same backup as XP Pro (you have to search for it on the XP CD and enable it)

  rawprawn 09:16 27 Jul 2006

Sorry don't know

  rawprawn 09:18 27 Jul 2006
  Graham ® 09:39 27 Jul 2006

Only got Recovery discs :-(

  Graham ® 10:04 27 Jul 2006

Any road up, are you wishing to transfer data/settings to the new computer?

  GroupFC 10:15 27 Jul 2006

If you really want it have a look at this click here and click here

  Graham ® 10:25 27 Jul 2006

Thanks, I now have back-up. Don't really need it as I have Ghost and external HD, but I'm sure others will welcome the facility.

  Stuartli 10:36 27 Jul 2006

To elaborate on rawprawn's point XP Pro has Backup installed by default, but it needs to be added in Home.

On the XP Home CD-ROM (right click it in My Computer>Browse) look in


and double click on the NTBACKUP.MSI file to install it.

However I much prefer to use Ghost...:-)

This thread is now locked and can not be replied to.

Elsewhere on IDG sites

The Evil Within 2 review-in-progress

Photoshop CC 2018 released with new Curvature Pen and better brush tools

Camera tips to take better iPhone photos

Les meilleures applications de covoiturage 2017