Install the Backup Utility in XP Home
Windows XP Home does not come with the Windows backup utility installed like other versions of Windows XP.
this useful utility does exist on the XP Home CD, and will work just fine once installed. See PCstats Guide to backing up data in Windows XP for more details on using Windows backup once it is installed.
To install Windows backup on XP Home place your XP Home CD in your drive and navigate to ‘(CD drive letter):valueaddmsftntbackup’.
Then, double click the ‘NTBACKUP.MSI’ file to start the installation process.
Schedule Automatic Data Backups
To schedule automatic backups of Windows data using the built-in backup software and the task scheduler.
To schedule backups in Windows XP open the backup program (‘startall programsaccessoriessystem toolsbackup’).
Go to the ‘schedule jobs’ tab.
Choose a month and day when you want the backup job to run for the first time and click ‘add job.’
This will open up the backup wizard which will prompt you for the backup type, location and backup update details.
Enter this information and continue until reach the ‘when to back up’ window.
Click the ‘set schedule’ button.
Use the ‘schedule task’ dropdown box to set when the backup should occur and the ‘start time’ box to set the specific time.
Click ‘ok,’ then ‘next’ and enter account information .
Scheduled backup has been created.
To edit previously scheduled backups, open the scheduled tasks application at ‘startall programsaccessoriessystem toolsscheduled tasks.’