XP Backup and Restore



Lloyd Johnson
07-09-2005, 11:24 PM
Had a copy of XP Pro installed on my PC, at the time I bought it last year.
The PC had been installed in a government network and as such the
Administrator had the CDs. So buyer beware!!

All went well until I installed a copy of System Mechanic, over a month ago,
and within two weeks I started having Registry problems.

Could not use Restore to go back to a previous check point, for one thing
aand then there were other programs which failed to sunstion or to load at
all.

Finally after a number of days of discussion with Microsoft Support Groups
we determined the only option available was to purchxse a new copy of XP.
This I did, buying a copy of XP Home Edition. I then used the backup and
restore program on XP Pro and backed up my C Drive to an open partition,
namely my Logical Drive F. After installing XP Home it was then and only
then that I realized Home doesn't have the Back and Restore program included
in Pro. Had I known I would have copied my C Drive to CDs so, now I have a
5.5 Gig file created by Microsoft Backup which I have no idea as to how I
can restore it, if at all.

I am open to all logical, viable options!!

Regards,

Lloyd Johnson

Doug Knox MS-MVP
07-09-2005, 11:24 PM
If you purchase a retail copy of XP Home, Backup is there, its just not installed by default.

http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;q302894
HOW TO: Install Backup from the CD-ROM in Windows XP Home Edition

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"Lloyd Johnson" <marllo@telus.net> wrote in message news:eDhZrj2VFHA.2660@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
> Had a copy of XP Pro installed on my PC, at the time I bought it last year.
> The PC had been installed in a government network and as such the
> Administrator had the CDs. So buyer beware!!
>
> All went well until I installed a copy of System Mechanic, over a month ago,
> and within two weeks I started having Registry problems.
>
> Could not use Restore to go back to a previous check point, for one thing
> aand then there were other programs which failed to sunstion or to load at
> all.
>
> Finally after a number of days of discussion with Microsoft Support Groups
> we determined the only option available was to purchxse a new copy of XP.
> This I did, buying a copy of XP Home Edition. I then used the backup and
> restore program on XP Pro and backed up my C Drive to an open partition,
> namely my Logical Drive F. After installing XP Home it was then and only
> then that I realized Home doesn't have the Back and Restore program included
> in Pro. Had I known I would have copied my C Drive to CDs so, now I have a
> 5.5 Gig file created by Microsoft Backup which I have no idea as to how I
> can restore it, if at all.
>
> I am open to all logical, viable options!!
>
> Regards,
>
> Lloyd Johnson
>
>

Rock
07-09-2005, 11:24 PM
Lloyd Johnson wrote:

> Had a copy of XP Pro installed on my PC, at the time I bought it last year.
> The PC had been installed in a government network and as such the
> Administrator had the CDs. So buyer beware!!
>
> All went well until I installed a copy of System Mechanic, over a month ago,
> and within two weeks I started having Registry problems.
>
> Could not use Restore to go back to a previous check point, for one thing
> aand then there were other programs which failed to sunstion or to load at
> all.
>
> Finally after a number of days of discussion with Microsoft Support Groups
> we determined the only option available was to purchxse a new copy of XP.
> This I did, buying a copy of XP Home Edition. I then used the backup and
> restore program on XP Pro and backed up my C Drive to an open partition,
> namely my Logical Drive F. After installing XP Home it was then and only
> then that I realized Home doesn't have the Back and Restore program included
> in Pro. Had I known I would have copied my C Drive to CDs so, now I have a
> 5.5 Gig file created by Microsoft Backup which I have no idea as to how I
> can restore it, if at all.
>
> I am open to all logical, viable options!!
>
> Regards,
>
> Lloyd Johnson
>
>

Ntbackup is on the retail XP Home CD, just not installed by default.
Put in the CD and look in the \MSFT\ValueADD\Ntbackup folder. Double
click ntbackup.msi to install it.

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Rock
MS MVP Windows - Shell/User


XP Backup and Restore