Where did the Windows backup utility go? by Leo A. Notenboom If you have Windows XP Home, the Windows backup utility can be found in the install CD. Where did the Windows backup utility go? There’s been a backup utility included with Windows versions for some time. Until Windows XP Home, when it inexplicably disappeared. Become a Patron of Ask Leo! and go ad-free! The good news is that it’s on your install CD in the “valueadd” directory. You’ll need to install NTBACKUP.MSI. This article on About.com has more details. Subscribe to Confident Computing! Tech problem solving & safety tips & a weekly confidence boost in your inbox every week. I'll see you there! Slow Computer? Speed up with my special report: 10 Reasons Your Computer is Slow, now updated for Windows 10. NOW: name your own price! You decide how much to pay -- and yes, that means you can get this report completely free if you so choose. Get your copy now! Related Posts Recovering from Ransomware with an Online Backup - People often cite ransomware as a reason to avoid automated online backups, thinking that those backups will be impacted. OneDrive provides an answer. How Do I Give Someone a Laptop Without Including Access to My Accounts? - It's not easy to give someone a laptop without giving them access to your personal accounts. Depending on intent and trust, there are steps you can take. You Can Use Free Email Safely (But Most People Don’t) - Free email is popular, ubiquitous ... and risky. Free email accounts are lost regularly with no hope of recovery. I'll review how you can use free email accounts safely. To Video? Or Not to Video? - How much value do you receive from Ask Leo! video blogs? You can tell me.