Backing up using Xp Home edition

  TATHS 17:49 30 Oct 2005

Up to now I have backed up by copying to a seperate partition on my second drive, at somewhat irrecular intervals. I have now bought an external drive to store the backups and want to automate the procedure
Every reference book I look in says that you can access the Xp Backup facility via the system tools menu - its not on mine.

Do I need to install it seperately? I can't seem to find anything useful on the Microsoft website

  ade.h 18:16 30 Oct 2005

Yes, it's called NTBackup and is on your Windows CD.

Or download a free backup utiliy like EZ-Backitup. This does the same sort of job but is a bit more sophisticated. Just as easy to use though.

  Jackcoms 16:31 31 Oct 2005

Insert the Windows XP Home Edition CD.

Click Perform Additional Tasks.

Navigate to the VALUEADD\MSFT\NTBACKUP folder.

Double-click the ntbackup.msi file.

  Southernboy 17:23 31 Oct 2005

I was under the impression that it did not support external hard drives. Is this incorrect?

  Jackcoms 17:57 31 Oct 2005

"Is this incorrect?"


click here

  GroupFC 21:18 31 Oct 2005

However what you can do is use the Windows backup and back up to your c drive and then copy the resulting file (which will have a .bkf extension) to you external hard drive.

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