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I can't find the backup installer on my XP CD...


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darqblue42

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I just recently discovered the "hidden" auto-backup utility offered by Win XP Home.

So, I put in my XP CD (and clicked "Exit"), went to My Computer, right-clicked on my CD Drive and clicked "Explore."

I can't find the so-called "VALUE ADD\MSFT\NT BACK-UP FILE" within any of the folders.

Is there something wrong with my copy of XP Home? Where is the back-up utility?

Your assistance is much appreciated!
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magusbuckley

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According to Microsoft, you're in the right place.

Install Backup Utility from XP Home CD

Read this information and make sure you're in the right directory.

Thanks,
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Hmm, is it a CD that like DELL or some other 3rd party company gave you?
Like with your computer...?
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Hmm, is it a CD that like DELL or some other 3rd party company gave you?
Like with your computer...?

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Yes, actually. It's a "backup" WinXP from Alienware.

Does the fact that my copy is from a 3rd party make it incomplete or something?

Thanks.

EDIT: I can't find the "VALUEADD" folder in my WinXP CD folder. :tazz:

Edited by darqblue42, 07 July 2005 - 12:17 PM.

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Does the fact that my copy is from a 3rd party make it incomplete or something?

Sometimes yes...
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Yes, actually. It's a "backup" WinXP from Alienware.

Does the fact that my copy is from a 3rd party make it incomplete or something?

Thanks.

EDIT: I can't find the "VALUEADD" folder in my WinXP CD folder. :tazz:

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Howdy:

Is your system from alienware or is your XP cd a copy you or someone else made for you (different setup needed)??

Murray
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Murray:

Both my system and the backup CD (basically WinXP Home on a CD labeled "Alienware...") are from the vendor, Alienware.

Thanks for your help,
darq
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Then, I suggest contacting the vendor.. Depending on their license agreement with Microsoft, that particulad folder may not be included with their cd's!!

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