restore from xp bkf possible?

Discussion in 'Windows Vista General Discussion' started by Tom, Oct 29, 2006.

  1. Tom

    Tom Guest

    I finally got the raid issue resolved and got RC2 installed. I need to
    restore some data from a bkf backup file that was created using xp. Is it
    possible to do this with Vista. I went to the vista backup/restore program
    and could not get it to see the backup file.
    Tom, Oct 29, 2006
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  2. We're working on a utility for this but it's not ready yet.
    Jill Zoeller [MSFT], Oct 30, 2006
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    Tom Guest

    Thanks for the info. Because of the older nf4 chipset I have, I am forced
    to create the drive partitions with vista before it will install so I have
    to restore my data files. The only way I have found to do that so far is
    to share the drive with the back file and use another machine on my home
    network and restore it that way but it is a large file so it takes quite a
    bit of time to do it but at least it works for now.
    Tom, Oct 31, 2006
  4. Tom

    Tom Guest

    I found one work around for it. I built a PE disc with the ntbackup plugin
    and that worked for me.
    Tom, Oct 31, 2006
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    ProudFoots Guest


    Do you have any further information on this utility yet? I have a 157GB
    ..bkf file that I need to restore onto my Vista RC2 machine...

    ProudFoots, Nov 9, 2006
  6. Tom

    g.dusenberry Guest

    It doesn't appear MS has a utility yet to resolve this, I would like to make
    some suggetions:

    bkf files are restorable on both XP and WSS2003, if you have access to
    another on your network, this would be quicker than waiting for MS.

    Also, you could throw an additional harddrive on your machine and install a
    base copy of XP (even the trial would work). To save time, skip the patching
    process and just disconnect you machine from the internet while you perform
    your restore.

    Lastly, the a virtual PC 2004 installation of XP MAY work as well...a bit
    time consuming but, definitely faster than waiting.
    g.dusenberry, Dec 9, 2006
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