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How to Back Up and Restore your system

How to Back Up and Restore your system

How to use System Restore

Windows XP creates backups of important settings and information about your system at reguler intervals. If any new additions or installations in your system cause problems, you can use the System Restore tool to go back to the previous restore point and manually create a restore point.

  • Click on Start, go to All Programs and select Accessories. Now go to System Tools and click on System Restore
  • In the welcome window you see select the Create a restore point option andclick on Next.
  • Type the name of the restore point in the text-box which is below the Restore point description and then click on the Create button.
  • When Windows has successfully created the restore point, it displays the message. To return to Welcome to system restore screen click on the Home buttonelseyou can click on the Close button.

To return your system to a restore point, select the Restore my computer to an earlier time option on the Welcome to System restore page. The wizard which opens up will guide you through the process.

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How to Back Up Your Files

Creating a back-up for your files is a good practice which comes in handy when you are facing problems with your computer. Windows XP has a program called Backup which helps you backup your files.  

  • Click on Start. Select All Programs and goto Accessories and select System Tools. Go to Backup .
  • In the Backup Wizard button click on the Next button in the welcome page.
  • Choose what you want to back up on your computer.
  • The explorer page of the Backup Wizard opens. In the left pane, select the folder you want to browse.
  • Click the boxes next to the files in the right pane, to indicate that you want to include those files in the backup. You can also select he entire folder.
  • When you have selected all the files you want to back up, click the Next button to go on.
  • Irrespective of the number of files you back up, the entire backup is saved as a single file with a .bkf extension.

  • Type the path for the drive and folder where you want to save the backup.
  • If you don't know the exact path, click the Browse button to locate it.
  • Click the Next button to go on.Click the Finish button to go on with the backup.
  • When the backup is complete, Windows lets you know that it was completed.
  • Click the Report button to view a detailed report on the backup.
  • Click Close to finish up.

  The content in this segment is provided for use as an information guide only. No legal liability or other responsibility is accepted by or on behalf of SupportMinds for any errors, omissions, or statements on these pages, or any site to which these pages may link. SupportMinds shall in no circumstances be liable for any loss of any kind whatsoever in consequence to the use of contents of this site.

How to Restore Files from a Backup

Windows has an easy process to restore your backup files.  

  • Click on the Start button and select All Programs. Go to Accessories and click on System Tools. Go to Backup.
  • Start the Restore Wizard. Click the Next button when you see the welcome page.
  • From the list of back up sessions, choose the backup session you want to restore by clicking the check box next to it.
  • If you want to know exactly what is in a session, right-click it and choose Catalog from the shortcut menu.
  • When you're done, click the Next button.
  • On the last page of the Restore Wizard, click on the Back button to go back and change the settings or click the Finish button to go on with the restore process.
  • Type the path and the name of the backup file you want to restore from or click the Browse button to locate the file and click on OK .
  • When the restore process is complete, Windows lets you know that it was completed successfully. Click the Report button to view a detailed report on the backup.
  • Click Close to finish.

  The content in this segment is provided for use as an information guide only. No legal liability or other responsibility is accepted by or on behalf of SupportMinds for any errors, omissions, or statements on these pages, or any site to which these pages may link. SupportMinds shall in no circumstances be liable for any loss of any kind whatsoever in consequence to the use of contents of this site.