Backup and Restore Tool in Windows® XP®
Get to know more about using backup and restore tool in Windows XP
Windows XP is light on system resources and extremely simple to use. This OS is ideal for users who like to multi task with their computers. Windows XP also has many system tools such as Disk defragmenting tool, disk cleanup tool, backup and restore tool, etc. All computer manufacturers / OS system developers recommend their customers to backup all of the data on the system so that even if some major problems do come up with the use of the system, all of the data would be safe and secure and can be accessed using another secondary system if required. The backup tool can be used to backup all data on the system quickly and effectively and users can even select the location to which backup has to be created. The created backup can be then used to restore to the system as and when required. The backup and restore tool in Windows XP has a very simple interface and users with minimal computer knowhow can make use of this.
The following gives users more information regarding features of backup and restore tool in Windows XP:
- Data Verification
- Hardware Compression
- Backup Management
The backup and restore tool in Windows XP comes with a data verification option. This feature when enabled checks whether all of the data that has been included in the backup is verified. This tool ensures that none of the data which was to be added to the backup is missed. Even though data verification might take some time, users are always advised to turn this feature on.
Computer hard disks usually contain very large amounts of data. Creating backup of all the data would require a data storage device of equal capacity as that of the system hard disk. The hardware compression feature included in the backup and restore tool of Windows XP increases the available storage space on the storage medium and thereby helps to reduce costs.
Data on your Windows XP is changed very often and creating backups of data at regular intervals might lead to confusion. The backup and restore tool in Windows XP has a backup management feature that allows users to append a particular backup to an existing backup on the system. Users can also replace existing backups with new ones which help to gain disk space.