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?

 

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Last updated April 14, 2019 Views 75,546 Applies to:
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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!).

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=7da725e2-8b69-4c65-afa3-2a53107d54a7

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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