Automatic Backup in Windows® XP®
Learn about the advantages of automatic backup in Windows XP.
Windows XP is an operating system with a set of programs that are capable of regulating the ways in which the application software make use of the computer hardware. Windows XP is the successor to Windows 2000 and Windows ME. Among the editions of Windows XP, Windows XP Home Edition is the most common one and targets the home users. Windows XP is also available in many languages. Backing up data saved on the hard disk helps in retrieving the data in instances such as system crash or data loss due to accidental deletion.
The following points discuss the advantages of backing up a hard drive automatically in Windows XP and the tips to do the same:
- Automatic Backup
- Advantages of Automatic Backup
- Tip to back up a hard drive
Automatic Backup is a software that is available for installation on almost all personal computers, laptops and even on servers. With this software, the user can identify the files that are to be included in the automatic backup and when the backup is to be scheduled. It is always advised to schedule the automatic backup once a day. By doing so the new files which are created and all the updates on the existing files are also automatically backed up. When the automatic backup is done, your data is sent via the Internet using a 128-bit encryption to a remote data center.
Advantages of Automatic Backup
When compared to manual method of backing up, automatic backup is more conventional. The backup is automated on a regular basis and you can set it according to your wish. After every backup, you will receive an e-mail notification, which details about the new, changed and deleted file information. Then, the backup is encrypted at the source and your data can only be read with your own password.
In order to back up a hard drive in Windows XP, you need to follow certain steps. First, insert a CD into the drive and double-click on the box that pops-up on your desktop. Then, in Windows Explorer double-click on the 'ValueAdd' folder and then click 'Msft' and 'Ntbackup'. After that, double-click on 'Ntbackup.msi' so as to install the backup utility. Then, click on the backup icon to run the program. By doing so, you can back up the hard drive of your Windows XP based PC automatically.