How to Backup Windows XP

If you use your computer system to store important files; then, it is advisable to back up important files at regular time periods. In Windows XP Home Edition, includes a backup utility is included, which is named ntbackup.exe; it is available on the CD-ROM. This backup system allows you to back up your system configuration, as well as important data files and folders. Backup data can be stored on a volume on local computer or on a network share. It is also possible for you to schedule the backup operation so that it runs at regular periods of time.


  • Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
  • Account of user (which is a member of the Administrators group)
  • MS Windows XP Home Edition installation media

Instructions to Backup Windows XP

  • First and foremost step if to install the Backup Utility program
  • Insert Windows XP Home installation media in CD or DVD drive
  • Click the “Start” button
  • Choose “My Computer
  • Right click the icon for the volume containing the installation media
  • Choose “Explore
  • Double-click “VALUEADD” folder
  • Double-click “MSFT” folder
  • Double-click “NTBACKUP” folder
  • Double-click “Ntbackup.msi” file for starting the Backup utility installation wizard
  • Accept defaults on each successive screen of the wizard
  • Click “Finish

Need to Repair Corrupt Backup?

If you are facing issues regarding backup file corruption then you can get BKF Repair Tool to repair and restore corrupt backup files of Microsoft Windows. First download the trial version of BKF Repair Tool.

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