If you have ever lost data due to computer problems, you can probably appreciate the value of performing a regular backup. Windows XP Professional includes a backup utility that you can use to back up and restore your system. However, this utility is not included with the default installation of Windows XP Home and you will not find it as an optional component within the Add or Remove Programs applet.
Rest assured though, you don’t need to run out and buy a third party backup program. Even if you are using Home edition, you can still install the backup utility and here is how you can do it. On the Windows XP Home CD, locate and open the Valueadd \ MSFT \ NTBackup folder. Double click the file called Ntbackup.msi. This will launch the installation of the program. Once the wizard is complete, click Finish.
Now you will able to back up the folders and files on your Windows XP Home Edition computer.