How to Install NTBackup on Windows XP Home

“I want to back up my home PC,” you say.

“Use ntbackup,” I respond.

“It doesn’t come with XP Home,” you reply.

Ah, but it does… sort of. True, NTBackup, the backup utility for Windows, is not installed by default on XP Home systems, but it is included on your installation CD. Installing it is as simple as:

  1. Inserting the XP Home CD-ROM.
  2. Navigating to the VALUEADD\MSFT\NTBACKUP folder.
  3. Double-clicking the ntbackup.msi file to install NTBackup.

Alternately, download it from Microsoft’s web site.

Now, remember to use it!

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