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Installing Windows XP Service Pack 2

 
 
Reply Tue 19 Oct, 2004 08:29 pm
Before Installing Windows XP Service Pack 2, Windows suggests that I "back up my system."

How does one back up the system? Is there a Windows utility for this?

I don't need 100 CD ROM's, do I? I mean, my hard drive is about 100 Gigs, so backing up all of that would suck.

Thanks,

General Tsao
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Reply Tue 19 Oct, 2004 08:30 pm
I didn't back anything up, I just installed it, I had no problems!
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Monger
 
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Reply Tue 19 Oct, 2004 09:20 pm
Re: Installing Windows XP Service Pack 2
GeneralTsao wrote:
How does one back up the system? Is there a Windows utility for this?

There are hundreds of Windows utilities for this. Windows includes the free Microsoft Backup application. (Start -> [All] Programs -> Accessories -> System Tools -> Backup)

GeneralTsao wrote:
I don't need 100 CD ROM's, do I? I mean, my hard drive is about 100 Gigs, so backing up all of that would suck.

Just because your HD is 100 gigs that doesn't mean all of it is used (if it was you wouldn't be able to run Windows). You are probably using a small percentage of that space. Depening on your needs, it is probably unimportant to backup all data on your HD....just backup any personal data that losing would make you cry.

A small minority have any problems installing XP SP2, & only a small minority of those unlucky folks lose any data.
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timberlandko
 
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Reply Tue 19 Oct, 2004 09:42 pm
Microsoft: XP Backup Basics
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bluekn8286
 
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Reply Wed 20 Oct, 2004 11:56 pm
whatever you do, do not install Service Pack 2, NEVER EVER DO IT, it sucks, i am telling you it will cause you to have weird bugs.
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timberlandko
 
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Reply Thu 21 Oct, 2004 08:50 am
Youre welcome to your opinion, bluekn8286. Just for perspective here, care to fill us in on your IT experience?
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Acquiunk
 
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Reply Thu 21 Oct, 2004 08:55 am
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