Backup windows XP SP1 to external hard drive Tags: Windows XP Backup External Hard Drive Last response: February 2, 2012 8:52 PM in Windows XP Share Treadman42 January 22, 2012 8:51:41 PM Which company's external hard drive will work to backup my XP Home SP1 operating System. I can get by with the smallest GB size made....100, 250, 500 etc. I need to backup before attempting to upgrade to XP SP3. Thanks More about : backup windows sp1 external hard drive GhislainG January 23, 2012 1:10:21 AM Any USB external hard disk should work. What backup software will you use? m 0 l Treadman42 February 2, 2012 8:30:53 PM GhislainG said:Any USB external hard disk should work. What backup software will you use? Sadly, that is not true. A number of external drive makers require XP with SP 3 already on board...which doesn't help me at all...stuck in the SP 1 time warp. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer GhislainG February 2, 2012 8:52:02 PM You don't have to use the software that came with the external drive. You have to use backup software that's compatible with your OS. Have you looked into Acronis or Easeus solutions? m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Backup windows XP to external hard drive Forum SolvedExternal Hard drive seen by BIOS but not by Windows 7 SP1 Forum SolvedHow to use My Passport external hard drive as backup with Windows 8 Forum Backup xp external hard drive Forum Windows 7 OS Backup Deleted external hard drive Forum Windows backup does not see my usb 2 0 external hard drive Forum SolvedUse an external hard drive on both Windows XP & Windows 8? Forum SolvedHow to backup Macbook air to external hard drive that has files on it? Forum How can I backup and clear a hard drive of Windows XP? Forum Solved2 SSD RAID + 3 1TB HD can you backup everything on 1 4TB external Hard Drive Forum Can I put windows xp on an external Hard drive to use on Laptop running windows Forum Cannot access external hard drive windows xp Forum Switching external hard drive from XP PC to Windows 7 PC Forum How to delete in 3tb in external hard drive windows xp Forum How to transfer xp programs from external hard drive to windows 7 Forum Windows delayed write failed xp external hard drive Forum Is it possible to install windows XP using external hard drive? Forum Booting a windows XP recovery disc from a flash drive or external hard drive Forum SolvedCan't access my Seagate Backup Plus External Hard Drive. Forum Install windows xp on an external hard drive Forum More resources Read discussions in other Windows XP categories Configuration Customization Drivers Security Video !