By a deliberate choice, I am continuing to run XP on my home PC. As that gets further and further out of date, I worry increasingly about my ability to recover from a system failure. I regularly back up all of my user generated data files to several external devices, so I am not worried about the loss of those.
What I would like to know how to do is to back up the system itself, so that I can restore that after rebooting from an XP CD. I run
ntbackup.exe at least weekly (including System State), also to external devices; is that adequate?
ntbackup.exe with "Back up everything on this computer" selected tries to back up, well, EVERYTHING, connected to my computer, including all of the data backup folders (including those for my wife's computer) that I really don't need and that take up many hundred GB of space that I don't have available.
Any suggestions would be appreciated.