How to install XP Home Edition's BackUp Utility.

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    How to install XP Home Edition's BackUp Utility.

    I posted this before ... but it's hidden well back in some forum ... So here it is again ... incase you've never seen it.

    XP Home Edition doesn't by default install XP's BackUp Utility ... but it is available as an added feature on your XP Home Edition Disk. Installing & using it is easy, and very newbie friendly.

    First all the pertinent Links:

    How to Install Backup from CD - XP Home Ed.
    http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;302894

    How to Use the Backup utility to back up files and folders in XP Home
    http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;320820

    An Error Message is displayed when you attempt to use the ASR wizard
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/302700/EN-US/

    How to: Backup, Edit, and Restore the Registry in Windows XP
    http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;320820

    Anyway on to the Basics:

    1. Load your XP installation CD into your CD drive
    2. After auto run starts ... Select Perform Additional Tasks
    3. Select Browser this CD
    4. Select the Value Add Folder
    5. Select MFST folder
    6. Select NTBACKUP folder
    7. Select NTBACKUP installer

    Wizard Installs

    Now to make a Backup of Registry and other System Files:

    **note** In Home Ed. you can't backup directly to CDR ... Simply Backup to a specified folder making sure it's less the 650mb, and then copy it to CD.

    1. Select - Start > ALl Prgms > Accessories > System Tools > Backup
    2. Select Advance mode on the wizard
    3. Click the backup tab
    4. Select System State in the left pane
    5. Select a folder using the browser botton at the bottom left of the utility and select save
    6. Click Start backup
    7. Click the Advance Button - check the box that say Verify data after backup & click OK
    8. Now click start backup.

    Once it's done you can send the file to the CDRW and make a backup copy

    You should probably also print all the links and store them for future reference

    What does "System State" incompass:

    System State data

    You can back up and restore the following system components using Backup:

    * Registry
    * COM+ Class Registration database
    * Boot files, including the system files
    * Certificate Services database
    * Active Directory directory service
    * SYSVOL directory
    * Cluster service information
    * IIS Metadirectory
    * System files that are under Windows File Protection

    Backup refers to these system components as the System State data. The exact system components that make up your computer's System State data depend on the computer's operating system and configuration.

    Backing up System State data


    When you choose to back up or restore the System State data, all of the System State data that is relevant to your computer is backed up or restored; you cannot choose to back up or restore individual components of the System State data. This is due to dependencies among the System State components. However, you can restore the System State data to an alternate location. If you do this, only the registry files, SYSVOL directory files, Cluster database information files, and system boot files are restored to the alternate location. The Active Directory directory services database, Certificate Services database, and COM+ Class Registration database are not restored if you designate an alternate location when you restore the System State data.

    M$ KB Article

    HTH, ;)

    dog - *puppy*
     
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  3. bigbuck

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    Yep......I've got a restore disk for my OEM XP rather than a real XP disk.....I did DL that particular NTBACKUP file from somewhere ?? (just googled it) about 12 months ago, but I've never used it.
    I think (and I've read) that it's probably a fairly useless utility....
    I'm using Norton Ghost V8 to a an external HDD...and really happy with it.
    I'm doing a 20 odd Gig image.....think NTBACKUP only copies data to CDo_O
    Been very happy with Ghost....takes about half an hr to backup....
    Cheers,
    Buck.
     
  4. Cochise

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    Nothing wrong with NTBackup Buck mate...it does what it says and puts it were you want and it's FREE.....I never had a problem with it on my old 98se and it works just fine on my XP Home...glad to have it 'Back-up' so to speak.. :D :D


    Regards, Cochise, :cool:
     
  5. bigbuck

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    I'll have to have a play with it !!
     
  6. Cochise

    Cochise A missed friend

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    We don't wish to know about your personal abberations.... :D :D :D :D

    But when you've finished playing with whatever your playing with, try NTBACKUP..... :D :D :D :D :D :D :D....Do try and stay focused Buck good buddy.... :D :D ;)


    Cochise, :cool:
     
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    You could say that I was "leading with my chin" on that one!!!
     
  8. Cochise

    Cochise A missed friend

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    Loooool!.......No Sweat Blue....... :D :D


    Cochise, :cool:
     
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