On XP professional YES.
On XP Home - NO, not by default, but it can be installed.
You would of course be safer with an external drive.
Here is the guide to XP Homehttp://support.micro...kb/308422/en-us
Here is the guide to Professionalhttp://technet.micro...y/bb457113.aspx
Alternatively there are a number of free backup utilities.http://www.todo-backup.com/http://www.paragon-s...m/home/br-free/http://www.educ.umu....obianbackup.htm
That all said personally I would go with the XP and the Acronis or Seagate if one of the drives is of that make. I say with two, because that is the best. A complete image with Acronis or Seagate. A full normal backup with Xp and then schedule incremental ones on task scheduler.Incremental
An incremental backup reduces the time required to complete the backup process by saving only files that have been created or changed since the last normal or incremental backups. It marks files so that you will know whether a specific file has been backed up. You need to create a complete normal backup of your system before you can run incremental backups. If you use a combination of normal and incremental backups to restore your data, you must have the last normal backup set of media as well as every incremental backup in chronological order since the last normal backup.
If one of the drives is Western Digital - this is great to use.http://support.wdc.c...119&wdc_lang=en
On that link you will see the download and the user manual
If one of them is Seagate this is also simple to use.http://www.seagate.c...000dd04090aRCRD
Also the download and the manual
Edited by Macboatmaster, 01 September 2011 - 12:57 PM.