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Quick question please.. Why am I missing..

Discussion in 'Software' started by dee1810, Nov 22, 2005.

  1. dee1810

    dee1810 Byte Poster

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    a wizard called "Backup and Restore"?

    My PC is a relatively new version of Windows XP Home Edition, and as part of my CIW course work, I'm being asked to familiarize myself with this particular wizard. It is supposed to be hiding in my System Tools menu list, but I don't have one?
    I have Service pack 2 installed...if this helps at all.

    I'm baffled, as I do tend to look around in my folders quite alot, and I don't think That I've "switched" it off, accidentally.
    I do have System Restore, but no wizard...

    Many Thanks
     
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  2. AJ

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    XP Home seem to do NTbackup differently to XP Pro.

    See HERE

    Hope it's what your looking for :biggrin
     
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  3. dee1810

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    Thank You AJ

    I'm so glad that you helped me... to know that XP Home Edition doesn't usually have it helps me a great deal.

    i was worried that somehow I'd managed to "turn" the wizard off.

    :D

    Many Thanks
     
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  4. Boycie
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    yes, home lacks some of the more useful utilities that are standard in Pro.... It might be worth upgrading to Pro (or clean install, better again) if you plan to network in the future. It seems expensive, but worth it in my opinion :)
     
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  5. Bluerinse
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    Also Home lacks most of the functionality of Windows 2000 Pro.

    Fancy not including NTbackup with the default OS. Even Windows 95 had backup :eek:

    Always go for XP Pro if you have the choice.
     
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  6. Veteran's son

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    Helpful post, thanks AJ! :)
    I use the Home edition and I didn't know
    or forgot about where to find the backup
    utility. :oops:
     
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  7. Boycie
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    Couldn't have put it better myself Pete :thumbleft
     
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  8. ffreeloader

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    Ah, come on guys. Who needs NTBackup when you have that flawless miracle called System Restore? Doesn't it make doing backups obsolete?

    [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]

    Dang, how I wish my Debian box had something like that.... :twisted:
     
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  9. Bluerinse
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    lol you just couldn't resist :biggrin

    Actually System Restore has worked well for me a couple of times. It is not perfect as it causes problems with malware removal but occasionally it can speed up a system repair.
     
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  10. ffreeloader

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    I've used system restore a few times too. Sometimes it is OK and sometimes it's a real pain.

    For the life of me I can't figure out why MS would leave a backup utility out of a standard home OS install. Do they just figure that no home users do backups so they won't miss it? It's a strange way to sell an OS.
     
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  11. Bluerinse
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    Strangely ordinary users don't back up their data. I have yet to meet a customer that tells me not to worry about their data because they have already backed it up.

    Not including some basic backup solution even in Add/Remove Windows components is definitely a step in the wrong direction.
     
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  12. dee1810

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    Thank You Gentleman for all of your replies.....

    Firstly, I bought this PC brand new from Comet...Fantastic spec for a home PC, Windows XP Home Edition was already installed as the OS.

    I was very happy with it until it needed tech support and then I was introduced to the System recovery disk....
    It turned out 9 months later that my hard-drive was actually faulty, and it was replaced last June. Their technician came and took it away to format and do a re-install.

    Absolutely no trouble since :D

    In my CIW course it tells me to complete an exercise about "Restoring Data in Windows XP".
    This is referring to the Backup or Restore Wizard.

    I do have System Restore, so I'll just skip this exercise. I really don't have time to re-install my entire operating System, just to find this wizard.

    past experience tells me that if I place my recovery disk into my drive, it'll only start and copy the entire OS to an already healthy system automatically.

    Cheers
     
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