Microsoft Backup on Windows XP Home

June 11th, 2005

Users of [tag]XP Home[/tag] Edition that try to back up their systems may be surprised to find out that the [tag]Microsoft Backup[/tag] utility is not included in the default installation of [tag]Windows[/tag] [tag]XP[/tag] [tag]Home Edition[/tag]. Some even panic when they discover that this vital component is missing from their installation of Windows!

Don't panic - it's there, you just have to know where to look for it!

  1. Insert the CD ROM into the drive.
  2. Using Windows Explorer navigate to the \VALUEADD\MSFT\NTBACKUP folder on the CD-ROM.
  3. Double-click on the Ntbackup.msi file to start the installation wizard for Microsoft Backup
  4. When the wizard has completed the installation, click Finish.

It seems that not all [tag]recovery CD[/tag]s that come with a PC have this tool on them (I've no idea why, really). In these circumstances it's acceptable to install it from another disc. Failing that, you can downlaod a copy from here.

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