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Can the volume shadow copy system being installed on XP Pro standalone?

If not, what are some suitable free alternatives?

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As far as I can tell, it is part of XP Professional anyway (it comes with the ntbackup.exe).

I found an overview of its as part of the Microsoft Windows XP Professional overview on MSDN, which I would also take as indication that it is built into XP Pro.

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@akira: will that give the 'previous versions` of files on the local XP machine? –  CJ7 Sep 30 '12 at 11:10
    
@CJ7: did i miss that part of your question in your question? –  akira Sep 30 '12 at 11:26
    
It is part of XP, but is of very little use, since it doesn't allow permanent snapshots. –  grawity Sep 30 '12 at 16:53
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The Wikipedia article about Shadow Copy says "The Volume Snapshot Service was first added to Microsoft Windows in Windows XP"

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