Backup and recovery in Windows XP
To protect your information, use the Windows Backup utility (select models only) to back up files and
folders or create recovery points. In case of system failure, you can use the backup files to restore your
Windows provides the following options:
Backing up individual files and folders
Backing up all files and folders
Scheduling automatic backups
Creating recovery points
For detailed instructions, perform a search for these topics in Help and Support.
In case of system instability, HP recommends that you print the recovery procedures and save
them for later use.
Backing up your information
Recovery after a system failure is as complete as your most current backup. You should create your
initial backup immediately after software setup. As you add new software and data files, you should
continue to back up your system on a regular basis to maintain a reasonably current backup.
You can back up individual files or folders to an optional external hard drive or to a network drive.
Note the following when backing up:
Store personal files in the My Documents folder, and back it up periodically.
Back up templates stored in their associated programs.
Save customized settings that appear in a window, toolbar, or menu bar by taking a screen shot
of your settings. The screen shot can be a time saver if you have to reset your preferences.
To copy the screen and paste it into a word-processing document:
Display the screen you want to save.
Copy the screen image:
To copy only the active window, press
To copy the entire screen, press
Open a word-processing document, click Edit > Paste.
The screen image is added to the document.
Save the document.
To create a backup using the Windows Backup utility, follow these steps:
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