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MSBACKUP for WIN ME
M Bosworth Feb-20-02 05:56 PM
I've read the helpful FAQ on where to find this useful backup - great if you have a Win ME CD.
I have 6 users with ME systems from 3 different suppliers - DELL, Gateway and Packard Bell. Not one of them has been supplied with a Microsoft WIN ME CD, they all have the suppliers own recovery & utilities CD's and I cannot find msbexp.exe on any of them.
Should I be looking for something slightly different or do I need to thump the table and insist that one of them at least supplies the CD.
Thanks

1. RE: MSBACKUP for WIN ME
lbyard Feb-21-02 10:32 AM
In response to message 0
>do I need to thump the table and insist that one of them at least supplies the CD.

Yes, or have them tell you where it is on their CD or find a CD from an older version of Windows.

Microsoft Backup Tool Is Not Installed by Windows Millennium Edition (Q264541), http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;q264541:

“IMPORTANT : Unlike programs such as ScanDisk, Disk Defragmenter, Paint, and so on, the Microsoft Backup tool is not a core component of Windows Millennium Edition (Me). The Microsoft Backup tool has been included with the retail, released version of Windows Me to help maintain the functionality of Microsoft Backup after an upgrade to Windows Me. It is important to note that the Microsoft Backup tool cannot provide extensive backup functionality. Because of this, if you need to backup data, Microsoft recommends you obtain and install a third-party backup program.”

Larry


2. RE: MSBACKUP for WIN ME
M Bosworth Feb-21-02 12:32 PM
In response to message 1
Thanks, I'll tackle DELL tomorrow. I've tried to find msbexp on a '98 CD without luck, is it installed some other way? It's already installed on my Gateway '98 system

3. RE: MSBACKUP for WIN ME
lbyard Feb-21-02 01:01 PM
In response to message 2
In Windows 98 Msbackup.exe and is located in the Program Files\Accessories\Backup folder. Copy it from your Gateway '98 system to a floppy. Larry

4. RE: MSBACKUP for WIN ME
M Bosworth Feb-24-02 10:52 AM
In response to message 3
Oh dear, is it that simple? I was expecting to have to find an installation program!
Thanks for the help.

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