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Old 03-21-2009, 07:56 AM   #1
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My wife has a Computer with Windows XP. But, I searched , and searched but could not find the instructions or program to back-up her files. I looked under system tools, control panel, etc.
It not as straight forward as my computer.
an someone help me, with step by steps.
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Old 03-21-2009, 07:59 AM   #2
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what are you trying to back up? what is YOUR machine?

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Old 03-21-2009, 08:32 AM   #3
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Laptop Compaq Presario 2100, has Windows XP, want to back-up her files and system in case it crashes, she will save her info
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Old 03-21-2009, 08:40 AM   #4
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is her cdrom drive a burner?

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Yes, it is a burner
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Old 03-21-2009, 08:45 AM   #6
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http://support.microsoft.com/kb/308422 explains how to do this. also, there are other standalones that do the same thing.
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ntbackup only takes you so far, this is why i asked about a burner. anything i HAVE to keep, i copy to cd or dvd or at least to a flash drive and copy to anotther machine to store.

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Invest in a decent program like Paragon Drive Backup. The express version is free but very limited. The full version can image the whole HDD or just do a file backup.
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you could also invest in an external USB hdd to keep backups on. then just mirror them.

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Old 03-21-2009, 04:04 PM   #10
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I backup my wife's PC to my hard drive, and my PC to her hard drive

At some point I'll add a 2nd hd to my PC as another backup
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You could run a raid 1 config with 2 hdds.

An external HDD would be my choice. I have over 500gb of data.

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