Installing backup utility on XP home edition
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For some bizarre reason Microsoft doesn't include backup in the system tools on the default install of XP home edition.

Since making a real backup is important, especially in terms of your software and overall system setup if you ever have to reinstall, this is kind of strange, but it's easy to fix, using this how-to from Microsoft:

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To manually install Backup, follow these steps:

1. Put the Windows XP Home Edition CD in the CD Drive.
2. Double-click the Ntbackup.msi file in the following location to start a wizard that installs Backup:
3. When the installation wizard is finished, click Finish.

If the wizard completed the installation, the program was successfully installed and you can now use the Backup utility.

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Good luck to anyone who purchased their computer from one of the OEMs who do not provide a CD with the OS on it.

Never have understood how that's ok. Why do folks cripple themselves like that?
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