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How to install Backup Utility on a Windows XP Machine?

Today we have a OLD Customer, He called us and informed that he want to take the Backup of C: drive via Windows backup Utility.
We checked Start -> All Programs -> Accessories -> System Tools -> Backup, But it was not there.
Now it was a Challenge to install the Backup on his machine. We were also not having the ISO Image of Windows XP. (If you have the windows XP CD you can Skill the Step 1):-

1) We download the setup of Windows XP via
2) Extract this setup file to another Location. Right Click > Extract to and Extract now.
3) Now you will be having a i386 Folder. Extract the NTBACKUP.EXE file which is located in the "i386" sub-folder. To extract it, use the EXPAND command from a command prompt. The Expand command is included as a part of every windows operating system.
4) Then copy the NTBACKUP.EXE program into the C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32 folder. You can create a shortcut to NTBACKUP.EXE on the desktop or under the START button as usual.

Its done.. You can now make a backup of C: Drive to another Drive.

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