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When I click on the Windows Backup icon to start the backup program nothing happens

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  • HarryT51 Jul 17, 2008

    I can't find Ntbackup.msi anywhere on my XP Pro Installation CD with 'Search Hidden Files and Subfolders' but I did download it from a web site I find when I did a Google search. I successfully ran the installation file but it didn't fix the problem.

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You may need to re install it............
Using your Windows CD :
To manually install Backup: 1. Double-click the Ntbackup.msi file in the following location on the Windows XP Home Edition CD-ROM to start a wizard that installs Backup: CD-ROM Drive:\VALUEADD\MSFT\NTBACKUP 2. When the wizard is complete, click Finish.

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