Dennis is headed my way! back up tool from system recovery..

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Help! Dennis is headed right at us (I live in the Caymans) and I am trying to
backup my hard drive. My XP home edition came loaded on the pc and I need to
install the backup tool. Is it in the recovery disk and can I install it from
there (or will inserting the disk be a HUGE mistake?)
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    In news:FF58FBC8-98E3-41C6-8FCE-D3B617B6F1B4@microsoft.com,
    farlsburg <farlsburg@discussions.microsoft.com> typed:

    > Help! Dennis is headed right at us (I live in the Caymans) and
    > I am
    > trying to backup my hard drive. My XP home edition came loaded
    > on the
    > pc and I need to install the backup tool. Is it in the recovery
    > disk
    > and can I install it from there (or will inserting the disk be
    > a HUGE
    > mistake?)


    Backup is installed automatically on XP Professional, but not on
    XP Home. If you have the complete XP Home CD, find backup on the
    CD, in \ValueAdd\MSFT\NTBACKUP and install it yourself by
    doubleclicking the file ntbackup.msi.


    If you only have a recovery disk, and not an XP installation CD,
    you can download ntbackup.msi at

    http://www.onecomputerguy.com/software/ntbackup.msi

    Also see http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=302894


    --
    Ken Blake - Microsoft MVP Windows: Shell/User
    Please reply to the newsgroup
  2. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.newusers (More info?)

    farlsburg wrote:
    > Help! Dennis is headed right at us (I live in the Caymans)
    > and I am trying to backup my hard drive. My XP home edition
    > came loaded on the pc and I need to install the backup tool.
    > Is it in the recovery disk and can I install it from there
    > (or will inserting the disk be a HUGE mistake?)

    Ntbackup.msi is usually located in this folder on the
    installation CD:

    \VALUEADD\MSFT\NTBACKUP

    If you don't find it on your recovery CD, you can download the
    file here:
    http://www.onecomputerguy.com/windowsxp_tips.htm#backup_home

    Keep in mind that this program cannot backup directly to a CD.
    You will have to store the file on your hard drive and then
    burn it to a disc.

    That said, Windows Backup program is not the best choice when
    considering backup options. I understand the urgency but once
    the crisis has passed you might want to develop a better
    strategy. If the files on your computer are a valuable asset
    that you can't afford to lose you might want to invest in an
    external USB hard drive and imaging software such as Norton
    Ghost or Acronis True Image.

    Good luck

    Nepatsfan
  3. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.newusers (More info?)

    farlsburg wrote:
    > Help! Dennis is headed right at us (I live in the Caymans) and I am
    > trying to backup my hard drive. My XP home edition came loaded on the
    > pc and I need to install the backup tool. Is it in the recovery disk
    > and can I install it from there (or will inserting the disk be a HUGE
    > mistake?)

    Option #2
    Unplug your computer?

    --
    Mike Pawlak
  4. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.newusers (More info?)

    "farlsburg" <farlsburg@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:FF58FBC8-98E3-41C6-8FCE-D3B617B6F1B4@microsoft.com...
    > Help! Dennis is headed right at us (I live in the Caymans) and I am trying
    > to
    > backup my hard drive. My XP home edition came loaded on the pc and I need
    > to
    > install the backup tool. Is it in the recovery disk and can I install it
    > from
    > there (or will inserting the disk be a HUGE mistake?)

    If you have a recovery CD which contains an image of your HDD as it left the
    factory, then no, you can't.

    You CAN however, download the file from here:

    http://www.onecomputerguy.com/software/ntbackup.msi

    HTH
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