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tip #65, December 12, 2005: Backing up Windows XP Home Systems with
Files and Settings Transfer Wizard. Chapter 2.
we stopped leading these tips off with “You did back up your system
this weekend, didn’t you?” you’ve probably stopped backing up on a
regular basis. Shame!
our first initial success with the Wizard as a backup method, two
subsequent experiences and reviewing the problems of others in the
Windows XP newsgroup at Microsoft.com and several hours on the phone
with Microsoft technical support, we must tell you that this method is
much too problem-plagued to be relied on to backup your system.
we still heartily encourage you to run a Clean up and create a system
restore point before backup, if you are a Windows Home version user, you
need to find and install a good backup program.
you pay about a $100 for that program, the cost of Home and a backup
program is close to the cost of XP Pro – which comes with a backup
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