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This article describes how to install Backup from the Windows XP Home Edition CD-ROM. The Backup utility helps you protect your data if your hard disk stops working or your files are accidentally erased. With Backup, you can create a copy of all the data on your hard disk, and then archive it on another storage device, such as a removable hard disk or a tape. The Backup utility is not included in the default installation of Windows XP Home Edition. Therefore, to use Backup, you have to install it manually.
Manually install the Backup utilityTo manually install Backup, follow these steps:
If you received an error or the wizard did not finish the installation, this content is unable to help you any more. For your next steps, you might want to contact Support. For more information about how to contact Support, please visit the following Microsoft Web site:
The Automated System Recovery feature of the Backup utility is not a supported feature in Windows XP Home Edition. However, Backup is provided on the CD-ROM as an additional value to help you back up important system data. For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/302700/ )An Error Message Is Displayed When You Attempt to Use the Automated System Recovery Wizard