My MacBook has Windows XP loaded on a seperate partition using Bootcamp - will TC backup the XP data as well as the Mac data from the same machine?

  • Asked by Ian B
  • Jan 10, 2010
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    It can - but you have to configure it separately and it will only interact with the XP system when you are actually running XP - same with the Mac. Your Time Capsule isn't "active' - your OS pushes the backups to it and manages the changes. When you are running MacOS - and it is correctly configured - it will perform backups as appropriate. When you are running Windows XP - and it is configured appropriately, it will also send backup data to the Time Capsule. Again, it is the OS that is actually running on your computer that sends backups to the TC.

    Thanks,
    Rick

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    • Answered by Rick D from Pasadena
    • Dec 24, 2011