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Backups in windows Me

Discussion in 'All Other Software' started by rich.whitfield, Jan 20, 2002.

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  1. rich.whitfield

    rich.whitfield Thread Starter

    Nov 3, 2001
    Hi again
    Do I or do I not have a backup facility inbuilt with Windows Me??
    I have found MSBACKUP help files telling me how to do backups but cant find the application
    If I dont have this where can I get it?
    Or is there any other FREE software I can use to backup my machine
    I only want tosave my info to enable a restore if I have a fatal crash??!!!
    cheers again Rich
  2. Linkmaster


    Aug 11, 2001
    Hi rich.whitfield,
    Go to start, programs, accessories, system tools. See if backup is listed. If not try start, settings, controlpanel, add/remove programs. Clcik on the windows setup tab, hightlight system tools. click details. See if it is there. If it is check it, hit ok, then hit apply and then ok. One other point. If this is a new install it is not loaded by default. Put in the Win ME cd. click browse. double click add on folder. double click MSBackup folder. Double click msbexp(or could be Msbexp.exe) when it is done, click ok. and reboot. When it restarts look where I told you in system tools and it should be there.
  3. Davey7549


    Feb 28, 2001
    There is a good chance you do not have the MSBackup utility installed on you computer. Microsoft made a decision not to include the utility as part of the initial setup but did include it on the retail version of the WinME update and full version CD's. If your unit is OEM, in other words preinstalled, you may not have a complete copy of WinME in you cab files or in the CD's given if any were. If you own the Retail Cd's then follow this article.

    If you do not own the retail then see below from Rich Harper MVP
    Your OEM made the decision not to give you MSBACKUP, not Microsoft. If your OEM won't provide you with a copy, your only other choice is to go out and buy a real Windows Me CDROM and install Backup from it.

    Don't let your OEM try to give you a smokescreen about this being
    "Microsoft's fault" - if they had wanted to, they could have legally
    given you an "OEM" WindowsMe CD with the backup program (and, for that matter, the full WindowsMe fileset) but instead they chose to provide you with a stripped-down copy.

    Richard G. Harper (MVP MPS-D)

    As far as a free utility someone else will have to suggest. I use Norton Ghost myself.

    Hope that helps you.
  4. Linkmaster


    Aug 11, 2001
    Hi Davey,
    The Rich Harper MVP is that a link? Never mind I understand. DUH!!! Braindead today!!!!!!
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