I want to perform a backup of my data partition on my current XP system but truth be told, I have never actually performed a backup before. Now, all of my Data files are on my D:\ partition and I have a Seagate 1TB external hard drive. I have the obvious plan of backing up all of my D:\ files to the External HDD but I am just confused as to how to go about this correctly. Should I use the built in backup utility in Windows XP or should I just Copy and Paste all of my files from my D:\ drive to the External HDD? Does it even matter? Thanks.