Open Backup and Restore by going to Control Panel and selecting "view Small/Large Icons" at the top right corner or from the "System and Security" link in the standard menu. The left pane of Backup and Restore utility has two links to "Create an image backup" and "Create a System Recovery Disc" while the right pane will display different options regarding backup and restoring.
To back up choose one of the following:
* If you have never used Windows Backup before, click Set up backup, and then follow the steps in the wizard. You basically have to choose what to backup and where to do it. You can also backup on a location on the network by clicking on the Add Network Location. At last, you have to click on the Save settings and run backup button to start the backup
* If you have created a backup before, you can wait for your regularly scheduled backup to occur, or you can manually create a new backup by clicking Back up now. We recommend that you don't backup your files to the same hard disk that Windows is installed on.