Windows 7 restore of XP backup

I made a xp backup of all my data before I formatted and installed windows 7 RC and now I can't see the backup. Is the XP backup compatable with Windows 7?

NTBackup was removed since Vista. It is possible to install and use NTBACKUP on Vista, but to make it work on Windows 7 takes a bit more work. If you just need to restore files made from NTBACKUP, try using this NTBACKUP restore program that Microsoft made. I haven't personally tested this but it's the closest thing that could get your backup files.

In a worst case scenario, you would need to use The VirtualPC function to get access to XP's NTBACKUP (hope you have a supprted CPU!).

Windows NT Backup - Restore Utility 
Utility for restoring backups made on Windows XP and Windows Server 2003 to computers running Windows Vista and Microsoft® Windows Server® 2008.

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