Windows NT Backup - Restore Utility

Discussion in 'Windows 64 Bit' started by Bobby Johnson, Jun 5, 2009.

  1. For Vista there were a programs to access old XP backups,
    NtBackupRestore_Win64.msi and NtBackupRestore_x86.msi. Trying to
    install NtBackupRestore_Win64.msi in Windows 7 gives an error saying the
    Removable Storage Management must be enabled, but this was deleted from
    Windows 7 and Server 2008 R2. So, how does one access their old XP backups?
    Bobby Johnson, Jun 5, 2009
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  2. Dominic Payer, Jun 5, 2009
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  3. I stated I am using Windows 7. Your link even states you need to turn
    on Remote Storage Management which is not available in Windows 7.

    "Next, you will need to turn on or install the Removable Storage
    Management feature (you will get an NTSMAPI.dll error if Removable
    Storage Management is not enabled)."

    I thought that's what I said in the OP below.
    Bobby Johnson, Jun 5, 2009
  4. Dominic Payer, Jun 5, 2009
  5. If I wanted to do that I wouldn't have wasted my time asking the question!

    I don't want a Virtual XP machine. I want to be able to access my old
    XP backups from within Windows 7 as you could in Vista with the
    Microsoft utility.

    I realize there's a difference between the Queen's English and American
    English, but I wasn't aware there was that much of a translation difference.
    Bobby Johnson, Jun 5, 2009
  6. You asked how to access old backups and did not say "from within Windows 7".

    XP to Windows 7 is not a supported upgrade path, although XP qualifies
    for upgrade pricing.

    Perhaps Microsoft will provide a utility, but they probably think
    Virtual Windows XP is the answer and assume you will have the required
    hardware feature.
    Dominic Payer, Jun 5, 2009
  7. If I wasn't wanting to access the old backups from within Win 7 then why
    would I be trying to install the utility in Win 7 that was published for

    Based on my OP I would think that it would be implied I was trying to do
    it from Win 7.

    And I am fully aware there is not a direct upgrade from XP to Win 7.
    That's why I did a clean install of Win 7.
    Bobby Johnson, Jun 6, 2009
  8. Bobby Johnson

    Dave Warren Guest

    In message <> Bobby Johnson
    Okay, I'll type this one slowly for you: You can't.

    Any questions?
    Dave Warren, Jun 9, 2009
  9. Very astute observation. Thanks!

    Bobby Johnson, Jun 10, 2009
  10. Bobby Johnson

    Dave Warren Guest

    In message <#> Bobby Johnson
    Now if you want to do so anyway, set up a VM, restore the files you need
    into the VM from the original backup, then copy them from the VM to the
    final destination.
    Dave Warren, Jun 10, 2009
  11. Thanks for your wise and timely advise!

    Bobby Johnson, Jun 10, 2009
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