> I'd like to know if there is now way to back up laptop to external drive on
> desktop running xp through the network.
> When I try it says that this can't be done on a pc that's running xp. Could
> some one explain why it can't be done?
> Many thanks in advance,
Is the XP computer running XP Home Edition? Are you using the built-in
Vista backup process? If the answer to both questions is "yes", then you
can't use the built-in Vista backup to backup to a network drive hosted
on an XP Home computer. It has to be XP Pro.
The workaround would be to use a different backup program such as
Acronis True Image.
If this information isn't applicable to your situation, then please post
back with more details.
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