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Where did the Windows backup utility go?

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.

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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.

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2 comments on “Where did the Windows backup utility go?”

  1. The problem with this solution is that many, if not most, PCs don’t include a Windows CD but instead include recovery CDs or a recovery partition. On the other hand, the Windows backup program is so poor, no big loss.

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  2. Hi. Although this Windows Backup Utility is very simple, it is among the only 2 programs that do not have an issue with backing up files with international characters in the filename. With other programs, if I backup files with a Hebrew filename, the characters change to question marks. However, the contents of the file remains intact. It just makes those files unrecognizable during a restore. If I change Window’s Page Code to Hebrew, then Spanish characters in the filename change to question marks. I am running Windows XP Home – United States version. I do not have any problems with this utility / programs. Please feel free to contact me anytime.

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