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? 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. 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? Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumBackup windows XP to external hard drive ForumWindows backup does not see my usb 2 0 external hard drive ForumExternal Hard Drive not recognised by Windows 7 via USB. ForumSwitching external hard drive from XP PC to Windows 7 PC ForumWindows XP Hard Drive Size Limit - Please help me ForumBackup Files & Programs to external hard-drive ?? ForumNew external hard drive ForumInstalling XP on an external Hard Disk enclosure ForumExternal hard drive backup question ForumExternal USB Backup Solution: HD or DVD? ForumSeagate 2 TB External Hard Drive NOT Recognized on New Windows 7 PC ForumGiving up on External Hard Drive ForumHow to back up windows xp to external hard drive ForumHow to Backup or Retrieve Corrupt external usb Hard Drive Data? ForumHow do I get a replacement OEM Windows XP Professional SP1 .. ForumHELP!!! Please with Windows XP ForumWindows xp core i7 ForumFormatting hard drive ForumEnable sound card windows xp ForumHow to increase partition size in windows xp More resources Read discussions in other Windows XP categories Configuration Customization Drivers Security Video !