How to open a .bkf file?

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-Sylvan

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I just installed windows 7 on a brand new system and was wondering how the hell I open the .bkf file that I made while backing up my data on windows xp? :eek:

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Downloaded it, went to install and...

It gives me the message "To run Windows NT backup Restore Utility, you need to turn on or install Removable Storage Management."
:??: What does this mean?
 

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Ah, so I have to find someone with xp still installed and copy a few system files.
 

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Oh, good idea lol
Thanks for the offer.

Would anyone else be willing to help me out and email a few xp system files?

I need:

ntbackup.exe
ntmsapi.dll
vssapi.dll

They are located: c:\windows\system32
:D

 

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Thank you :D
 

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Also Microsoft did release an update For Win7 : ( Linkie )

This article describes the Windows NT Backup Restore Utility for Windows 7 and for Windows Server 2008 R2. The utility restores backups that are made on Windows XP and on Windows Server 2003 to computers that are running Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2. To download the utility, go to the "How to obtain this update" section.
 

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This is a patch?
 

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It is an update to the Windows 7 OS that microsoft put together after several people were asking for a way to use the back up files they had made under XP -- so MS put together this update which adds the needed files to your WIN 7 OS so that you can use your old backup files. The link I posted links to a page which details the update and tells you were to download the file and how to use it.
 

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Thank you :D It worked!

Finally, what a pain in the ass.
 

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I went to this link but it doesn't instal this on Windows 7 ... so I am stuffed. I have absolutely no idea how to extract these .bkf files that i have on my external hdd onto windows 7

 

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January 2014....

I have exactly the same problem from a server2003 .bkf file. Again the Microsoft 'fix' 974674 does NOT install under Win 7 Pro. and legally MS will drop all XP related problems in April......

 

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Hi Sylvan I just upgraded my DELL INSPIRION laptop from WINDOWS XP to Windows 7 (32 bit); I used he files and folders transfer wizard that comes with the WINDOWS XP installation disk to reinstall everything that I had backed up on an external HD. Everything transferred without a hitch and wound up in the right places. For me none of the forum discussions worked, probably because I used a later edition version of Windows 7.
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After you load Windows 7, insert the old Windows XP disk in the floppy drive; Don't worry; it will not reinstall Windows XP. It does however contain a file transfer utility which will unbundle your backed up files and install them on your Windows 7 O/S
 
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