Configure ntbackup in XP

Written by MyComputerAid on Sunday, June 22, 2008 20:44 - 0 Comments

Windows XP: How To Use NTBackup

Having a back up of your system will almost certainly save you hours of headache somewhere down the line.  Hardware fails, files become corrupted, and accidents happen, all of which could spell disaster if you aren’t prepared.  Below are the step by step instructions for performing a backup in Windows XP.

By default, Windows XP Home Edition does not install the backup utility.  It is, however, on the installation CD, and may be found in the “Valueadd” folder.  This handy tool may be installed by selecting “Add or Remove Programs” in the Control Panel.

1. Click START >> Run.
2. Click “OK”.
3. Select the folders or drives you’d like to back up.
    A. Click “Advanced Mode”.
    B. Select the “Backup” tab.
    C. Click “New” on the Job menu.
    D. Check the files, folders, or drives that you want to back up.
        e. Check the box beside “System State”.
4. Select a location for the backup files.
    A. Under “Backup Destination”, select the backup destination you’d like to use.
5. Click “Start Backup”.
6. Choose whether to “Append” (Add to an existing file), or “Replace”
7. Click “Advanced”.
8. Check the “Verify data after backup” box.
9. Select the “Backup Type”.
10. Click “OK”
11. Click “Start Backup”
    A. Wait for the backup to finish, which is likely to to take a while
12. Click “Close”.
13. Click “Exit”.

Article written by MyComputerAid.com

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