The Backup program that comes with Windows XP does a fine job of making all-important backup copies of your important files. (If you’re using Windows XP Home Edition, note that you need to install Backup from the Windows XP Home Edition CD. In the VALUEADD\MSFT\NTBACKUP folder, launch the Ntbackup.msi file.) Here are the steps to follow to define and run a backup job:
Select Start, All Programs, Accessories, System Tools, Backup. The Backup Or Restore Wizard appears.
Click the Advanced Mode link to display the Backup Utility window.
Select the Backup tab.
Select Tools, Options, make sure the Backup Type tab is displayed, and then use the Default Backup Type list to choose one of the following options (click OK when you’re ...