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backing up windows help

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Dude21, Sep 3, 2004.

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  1. Dude21

    Dude21 Thread Starter

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    hi, how do you make a backup copy of windows and everything on your computer (C:\ dirve)?
     
  2. BTS '76

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    what version of windows do you have?
     
  3. Dude21

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    xp (home, i think.... I know its not pro)
     
  4. BTS '76

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    ok, the back up utility is not installed on xp home edition, you have to manually do it. Which you'll need your windows xp cd.

    Double-click the Ntbackup.msi file in the following location on the Windows XP Home Edition CD-ROM to start a wizard that installs Backup:
    CD-ROM Drive:\VALUEADD\MSFT\NTBACKUP

    When the wizard is complete, click Finish.

    after the backup utility is installed, you start it by going to:

    start|all programs|accessories|system tools|backup

    use the backup wizard to save everything for you.

    ps. creating a restore point is also a good idea, if your worried about loosing data.
     
  5. forsy

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    tried that- trouble is it wont back up to your cd writer so u have to use A drive or a usb which havent got the capacity unless u have a large external drive -assume u can get some expensive software which will work but cost lots of money! if i'm wrong please let me know
     
  6. Dude21

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    I dont have the windows disk - so is there another way I can do a backup of everything? what would i have to do - copy my whole C dirve into a CD?
     
  7. forsy

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    thats correct-try google theres other software u might want to try-why do u want to back up dont forget u have a restore point in xp
     
  8. Dude21

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    ok and thanks forsy :)
     
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