BACKING-UP WITH XP

  sillysoo 10:26 07 Dec 2004
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Hi How do I back up all my files with xp home?....Thanks

  Diodorus Siculus 11:37 07 Dec 2004

click here for an excellent guide.

  Diodorus Siculus 11:40 07 Dec 2004

How to Use the Backup Utility to Back Up Files and Folders in Windows XP Home Edition
click here

  vitrocmax 14:50 07 Dec 2004

The Windows KB has the following;

'The Backup utility is not included in the default installation of Windows XP Home Edition. The Backup icon is not present on the Start menu in Windows XP Home Edition, and Backup is not listed in the Add or Remove Programs tool in Windows XP Home Edition. The Backup utility is included on the Windows XP Home Edition CD-ROM in the ValueAdd folder. To use Backup, you must install the utility manually.'

So if you only have a 'restore' CD provided with the machine, and the Backup utility hasn't been installed by the manufacturer, then you're stuffed.

So you will have to buy a third-party Backup software. Anyone got any favourites?

  vitrocmax 14:54 07 Dec 2004

...apart from the first link you put up, Diodorus Siculus!

Someday I'll read all of it first.

  €dstowe 14:56 07 Dec 2004

I use Acronis TrueImage 8 successfully click here

  Diodorus Siculus 15:31 07 Dec 2004

[quote] So you will have to buy a third-party Backup software[/quote]

Well, there are free options:

EZBack-it-up -- rdcomp.net
click here

my preference at the moment.

  chaztait 16:03 07 Dec 2004

Hi i would say that Norton Ghost would be the best thing to use.

click here

  sillysoo 09:12 12 Dec 2004

Thank-you everyone xxxx.............

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