Solved What is the best free backup program?

February 23, 2012 at 03:01:53
Specs: Windows XP
I want to backup my laptop to an external hard drive. What is the best free backup software?

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February 23, 2012 at 12:28:17
Quote: "Windows XP doesn't have a backup application:
The information you are trying to locate is not available in this version of Windows."

Yes it does, & yes it is, you just haven't got it installed. It comes as part of the default install with XP Professional, and if you have XP Home you have to install it - it's called NTBackup - instructions on how to get it are available here:

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/308422

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February 23, 2012 at 10:40:51
As in backing up the data only or trying to make an exact copy of your hard-drive. Windows has it's own backup program which can be scheduled and works just fine for backups. If you are trying to "image" the drive Macrium Reflect is free imaging software.

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February 23, 2012 at 11:02:24
Windows XP doesn't have a backup application:

The information you are trying to locate is not available in this version of Windows.


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#3
February 23, 2012 at 11:48:29
Many external hard drives have built in backup programs. Check the specs of the drives to see.

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February 23, 2012 at 12:28:17
✔ Best Answer
Quote: "Windows XP doesn't have a backup application:
The information you are trying to locate is not available in this version of Windows."

Yes it does, & yes it is, you just haven't got it installed. It comes as part of the default install with XP Professional, and if you have XP Home you have to install it - it's called NTBackup - instructions on how to get it are available here:

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/308422

"I've always been mad, I know I've been mad, like the most of us..." Pink Floyd


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February 23, 2012 at 12:41:18
I like NTbackup. You have it on your xp cd.

Be sure to make it with system state and use it often to make either new or incremental backups.

Might consider g4u or clonezilla or dd or other such like partimage.

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#6
February 23, 2012 at 15:16:57
Google for "Macrium Free Backup"... it'd the best free one going, one drawback is that it does not do incremental backups. I use it exclusively.

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