backing up windows xp

Discussion in 'Windows XP / Older OS' started by kennyboy, Mar 20, 2013.

  1. kennyboy

    kennyboy MDL Member

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    ive got a laptop with windows xp and i want to back it up on a external hdd. so if anything goes wrong i can reinstalle the the operating system plus all drivers is there any free software to do it? or is there any settings in xp that will let me back everything up just in case i need to do a fresh install thanks.

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  2. urie

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  3. kennyboy

    kennyboy MDL Member

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    Thanks for ur reply I did Google it but what I could find was pay ones ill give it ago do I put programme on external hdd or laptop thanks
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  4. Wikitila

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    To perform a backup, select Start | Programs | Accessories | System Tools | Backup to open the Backup Utility.
    Note: If you don’t find Backup listed in System Tools, double click on the file name ntbackup.exe in the Windows\system32 folder.


    In the “Backup or Restore Wizard”, click on the “Advanced Mode” link. In the “Backup Utility” dialog box, select the “Backup” tab and set the checkbox next to the drive to backup (c:) and set the checkbox next to “System State”.
     
  5. kennyboy

    kennyboy MDL Member

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    Thanks for your reply i did look in accessories but could not find the back up so I will look in system 32 if I carnt get round that how do these 2 programmes work do thay go on external hdd or laptop.

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  6. urie

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    Install Paragon on the Laptop then you can backup to external drive or cd/dvd even make hidden partition if you actually read the page on the link there is even a user manual you can download and read first.
     
  7. EFA11

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    The manual is actually pretty nice for being made to compliment a free piece of software too. Much better than some free software manuals.