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Restoring  an xp backup to win7

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I have an old xp nt backup that I am trying to restore to a 64 bit  win7 machine.  I download NtBackupRestore_Win64.msi and tried to install.  I get a message about turning on or installing removable storage manager.

I go to control panel-->Programs and features-->turn windows feature on or off.   Removable Storage Management is not there to turn on.  

Where can I get  Removable Storage Management ?
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by:wolfcamel
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not sure on your direct question - but you could always do the restore in a virtual machine running XP, and then using XP backup
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Removable Storage Manager is no longer available as of Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2
for more information follow the link
http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb540725(VS.85).aspx

You must use ntbackup in windows 7, Description of the Windows NT Backup Restore Utility for Windows 7 and for Windows Server 2008 R2
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=974674
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by:psychogr
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I'm not sure if you could actually get any data from ntbackup.. (it was discontinued since vista).
The most feasible solution i can think of is to install windows xp inside a virtual machine (vbox, vmware, msVirtualPc etc..) and restore your data.
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you can restore NT backup under windows 7.

follow this guide.

http://www.slickit.ca/2009/07/running-nt-backup-under-windows-7.html

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this is good
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