The simplest way to backup is to go ahead and update your windows then backup your complete system ready to restore with all the updates.
ok i have recently reinstalled windows xp back to original as when purchased . took days to update everything and get back to sp3 my question is how do save/ backup the updates incase i have a problem when xp support ends or can i somehow do a system backup with 3rd party software to onclude everything . Getting too old for all for this now
thanks in anticipation for any help george (oldgit)