System Back Up

By brown squeak
Feb 28, 2007
  1. Hi,

    I am currently running XP Home and need to do a full system back up before installing Vista Ultimate. I have been told to go to programs/accessories/system tools/back up but there is no back up option in there. Can someone tell me what I'm doing wrong please.

  2. N3051M

    N3051M TS Evangelist Posts: 2,115

    Windows Backup is part of XP Pro and not automatically installed for Home editions.

    When someone tells you to do a backup, it simply means copying your important files (docs, pictures, music etc) onto another media or storage device (another hdd/partition, cd/dvds etc) so just incase you loose them whilst upgrading it.

    Common places of storage of the above files are in:
    My documents/Pictures/Music
    Download folder
    Desktop etc.
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