Backup Important System Files the Easy Way
in Windows XP.
Contrary to what you may have heard, Backing up your important
system files doesn’t require any additional software. In fact it
can be easily done using something called xcopy,
which is a feature that is included with Windows XP.
Note: This procedure requires a second
drive or partition
Type notepad then click
Once Notepad opens, copy and paste into
Notepad the following:
xcopy "c:\Documents and Settings\*.*" "d:\Backup" /d /e /c
Click Here for more information on xcopy and the various switches
Then Click File then
Save As… then name the file Backup.bat ,
pick somewhere to save it (anywhere, just as long as you remember
where it is)
Now when you want to run a backup, simply
double click on Backup.bat , the first time (and only the first
time) you run this windows will ask you if you are trying to create
a file or directory. Type "d" for directory.