How to Set up Automatic Backup in Windows XP

Generally,I get questions from myself about how to setup my computer to run automatic backups.Finally i thinked and got a this tricks that Windows XP actually comes with free backup software.They dont need to buy some kind of expensive third-party software. using the windows supplied backup utility.

This is a follow up post where you will learn how to set up automatic backup using the same backup utility in Windows XP. It is always better to set up a schedule for automatic backup. By doing that, you dont have to repeat that In Use process every time to create the backup..

So Please be careful to do every steps by steps.

Step 1 : First Click Start, go to ehe All Programs -> Accessories -> System Tools and then click Backup. After They will launch the wizard.

Step 2 : Click on Next to skip past the first screen. On next screen, choose the "Back up files and settings" option and then click Next.

Step 3 : Here you have to choose "what" to backup. Check the "My Documents" check box to back up all the files in personal profile and then browse "My Computer" to select any additional files, if required.

Step 4 : If you want, you can choose "Let me choose what to backup" option.

Step 5 : Now you have to specify the location on your PC, where you want to store the backup files. I would recommend you to save it on a pen drive or any external hard drive. You can also save it on your computer’s hard disk and burn it on a CD or DVD.

Step 6 : Click Next and and go to the final page of the Backup Wizard. On this page, don’t click on Finish. Click the "Advanced" button and click Next to open the "When to Back Up" page. Here, choose "Later" and then click "Set Schedule" to open the Schedule Job dialog box.

Step 7 : Done !!.

Now, in this dialog box, choose the day and time where you want to run your automatic backup process. Once you click OK to save the changes, Windows XP will run the backup automatically on that date and time. However, you must leave your computer on so that the backup process runs.

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