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Easy Method for Creating an XP Backup Disk

Easy Method for Creating an XP Backup Disk
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Losing crucial computer files can be very annoying and sometimes, even very harmful. Not only, this loss costs you a lot of time and effort in recreating those data files, but sometimes even the possibility of recreating the files is totally out of the question. Backing up significant data to CD proves important as it saves you from the headache of re-creating the data in times of loss. Today, with all the malevolent elements and exploits, especially viruses and Trojans etc that affect the computer systems, backing up crucial files and folders is required to be a continuous and frequent process. Fortunately, Windows XP has a backup solution.

 Things You Need for Making Backup

Computer system
Blank CD-R or blank DVD-R
CD Burning Software or DVD Burning Software (whichever you are using)
Windows XP Installation Disc (This might not be required in some cases)

 Instructions for Making Backup

Go to Start >> Programs >> Accessories >> System Tools >> Backup 

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In the initial screen of the Backup Wizard, click “Next”.

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Click the radio button that is present next to the option “Back up Files and Settings” and Click “Next”
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Click the radio button that is present next to the option “Let Me Choose What to Back Up” (This will let you choose the files and folders you need to back up) and Click “Next”
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Click the check boxes present on the left side of the “Items to Back Up” window, next to the files and folders that you want to save on your computer then Click on “Next”
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Click the “Browse” button for selecting the location on your system where the backup will be stored. (It is recommended to save the backup to the Desktop, so that, you can easily find it when you need to burn it to a CD or DVD)

Enter a descriptive name for your backup and then Click on “Next”button
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At the final screen, click “Finish.” This will start the backup process and create the backup file
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Open your burning software (CD or DVD) and create data with the file/files you had just created. You can then use this file present on your CD for restoring your files at some later point of time

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