Install Windows XP Home Edition Backup software

Published: September 7, 2006

Computers, like any appliance, can break down or fail. To protect your important files from computer failure, you should make backup copies of your files. Each edition of Microsoft Windows XP—except Windows XP Home Edition—includes Windows Backup, a program that helps you save your files to an external disk. If you use Windows XP Home Edition, you can manually install Windows Backup.

To manually install Windows Backup


Insert your Windows XP CD into your CD drive. If Windows XP Setup does not appear after several seconds, open My Computer, right-click your CD drive, and then click AutoPlay.

CD drive Shortcut menu with AutoPlay selected


In the Welcome to Microsoft Windows XP window, click Perform additional tasks.

Welcome to Microsoft Windows XP screen


Click Browse this CD.

What do you want to do? page with Browse this CD option selected


Double-click VALUEADD, double-click MSFT, and then double-click NTBACKUP to open the \VALUEADD\MSFT\NTBACKUP folder.

VALUEADD folder selected


In the NTBACKUP folder, double-click NTBACKUP.



After setup is complete, click Finish.

Completing the Windows Backup Utility Installation Wizard page

You can now start Windows Backup by clicking Start, pointing to All Programs, pointing to Accessories, pointing to System Tools, and then clicking Backup. For more information about protecting your files from computer failure, read Back up your files.


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