Changing from DVD back up to External Hard Drive RRS feed

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    Good morning,

    I loaded windows LIVE right after I bought my Vista machine, my older XP machine also has a copy of LIVE and I have one (1) copy that has not been used.

    My XP backs up fine into an external Hard Drive.  The first time I backed up my Vista I used DVDs and now I cannot seem to find a menu to change the settings to allow back up to an external Hard Drive so I will not keep getting these Status: Fair and an orange warning color.

    Can you please advise me on what steps that I need to take to eliminate this problem?



    Monday, August 11, 2008 3:07 PM


  • You can reset the backup settings by doing the following:

    Open OneCare

    Click Change Settings

    backup tab

    Click Configure Backup

    Click change settings in the lower left

    Make sure that the first screen for Centralized Backup has "No Centralized backup" selected

    Click your PC on the left.

    Uncheck the selection for "Turn on backup for this PC."

    Click Next and save the revised plan.


    Go back to the backup tab, configure backup and click Change Settings in the lower left once again.

    Select your PC and click.

    Click Turn on backup

    Select the change location link and select the drive you want to use for backup

    Modify the schedule as desired for "When"

    Select the file types as desired for "What"

    Click next and save the revised plan with the new selection.


    If you don't have an external drive attached to the new PC, you can make the XP machine a hub and use Centralized backup for both PCs to backup to the same drive.


    Monday, August 11, 2008 4:44 PM