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 Webinar #13 – What's on Leo's Computer? - Webinar #13 - What's on Leo's Computer? - was Sunday, June 10th, 2012. What’s an Incremental Backup? - Backing up is important, but terms like "full", "incremental", and "differential" can easily confuse. I'll look at what these terms mean. What Backup Type Do I Want: Full, Incremental, or Differential? - Terms relating to backing up can be confusing. Understanding them helps you make better decisions about backing up. Can I delete the contents of my TMP folder? - Windows maintains a folder for temporary files but it doesn't always get cleaned up. With a little care you can delete the temporary folder's contents.