Understanding how to use the backup tool to restore your backups as well as important folders is an important process you must be aware of. In Windows XP Home Edition, the Backup Utility system isn't included in the standard installation that is set up in Windows XP. So, before getting acquainted with the procedures when working with the Backup Utility it is necessary to install it on your system. www.office.com/setup
Installing the Backup Utility
The Backup Utility service is typically found in the Windows XP Home Edition CD. Here's how to install it:
Insert the Windows XP CD into your CD or DVD drive on your computer.
Click on Exit.
Now locate the location of the folder: CDDrive:\ValueAdd\Msft\Ntbackup in the CD.
Choose Ntbackup.msi by double-clicking it.The Backup Utility system on your computer.
Once the installation has finished After the installation has finished, click on Finish.
Take off your CD.
Restoring your folders and files
Make sure you are using the Backup Utility
Click on the Start button, then click on Run.
In the box that is open in the Open box, in the Open box, type office.com/setup365 and then click OK.
Select the items that you'd like to backup of, and the location for the backup file
Select on the Advanced Mode.Note: If Backup and Restore Wizard automatically begins, that means the utility is already running in wizard mode. Check the box that says Always Start in Wizard Mode to remove the checkbox.
Select the Job menu, then click New.
Click on the checkboxes that are located close to the drives.If you choose specific folders and files just click them to expand the drives where the files are. Select all check boxes that correspond to the specific folders as well as the files you to create backups.
Choose the checkbox titled System State in the navigation pane just under My Computer.
If you are able to backup your data, and the Backup Destination is accessible to you, click on the backup destination in which you would like to keep your backup.To select the File enter the complete path as well as the file's name that you want to save in this box. File Name Box And Backup Media box.
Start making Backup
Click Start Backup and then click on the Open Backup job information box.
Now, under the The Media already has backups follow either of the steps listed below.
If you want to connect these files with backup files that were previously stored and then click Append This Backup to The Media.This will permit you to keep all the backup data together.
If you want to replace the backup that was previously made, choose replace the data on the media using this backup.This will allow you save only the actual data and erase any prior data.
Now Click on Advanced.
Click on Verify Data After Backup.
Click to select the backup type you want to create.Select the type of backup and then the description. Choose one of the following options:
Click on OK again and then Start Backup. A dialog box titled Backup Progress is then displayed. It will then start your backup. office.com/myaccount
Click Close and then to exit.
Exit Backup Utility