Microsoft KB Archive/302894

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Article ID: 302894

Article Last Modified on 5/7/2007


  • Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition

This article was previously published under Q302894


The Backup utility is not included in the default installation of Windows XP Home Edition. The Backup icon is not present on the Start menu in Windows XP Home Edition, nor is Backup listed in Add Remove Programs for Windows XP Home edition.

This article describes how to install Backup, which is included on the CD-ROM in the Valueadd folder. To use Backup, you have to install it manually.

Note: Automated System Recovery is not a supported feature in Windows XP Home Edition using Backup, but Backup is provided on the CD-ROM as additional value to help back up critical system data. For additional information, click the article number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

302700 An Error Message Is Displayed When You Attempt to Use the Automated System Recovery Wizard

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Manually Install the Backup Utility

To manually install Backup:

  1. Double-click the Ntbackup.msi file in the following location on the Windows XP Home Edition CD-ROM to start a wizard that installs Backup:


  2. When the wizard is complete, click Finish.

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