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I just did a fresh install using my Toshiba Recovery disk. It took me back to XP Home. Last year, I had a friend who upgraded to Pro on my laptop. My backups are based on the "Ntbackup.msi" utility which was part of Pro. I am trying to restore my last backup and find that I can't without the XP Home disk (which of course was not included with my new laptop six years ago). I thought that if I had the Pro I could add the backup utility. Somehow, that does not seem to exist on the Pro disk as far as I can see. I have searched the disk and do not find that file. I would like to restore and maybe there is another work around. Any help will be appreciated.
Somehow, I just knew that you would be "johnny on the spot" and dead on with help. Thank you, Louis. I know now that I do not need to upgrade to Pro in order to restore. However, since I have purchased the XP Pro OS, can I use it to upgrade? Is there any advantage? Disadvantages?