There is no surprise to see ex-Windows XP users’ annoyance when they got to know that they will not be able to restore XP backup to Windows 7. It is completely unfair on their part as the new modification done on the backup application in advance version of Windows has no provision to restore BKF file and hence they are unable to migrate data from this backup to Windows 7. To know things better let us first see what backup is;
Data Backup and Its Importance
If I say that this era completely belongs to microchips and electronic storage; and computers have become integral part of our lives then this is not an overstatement. Everyone wants to be updated with advance technology and for this people take efficient steps.
• Backup is considered as an easy mode to secure data files in order to regain data if user faces any data loss of original files and hence many users opt to create backup of data.
• One more purpose served by a safe backup is you get easy way to migrate all your old data to new system without copying and pasting each and every data file one by one.
Amongst many backup strategies for computer data files NTBackup utility of Windows XP can be considered as supreme and best application as it provides an easy and qualitative mechanism to create a single NTBackup file known as Windows BKF file which comprises all the data files belonging to different types of files. Many users used this application to create backup with a presumption that when they will migrate to advance version they will restore this BKF file to migrate data from Windows XP to 7.
BKF Not Supported In Windows 7
Unfortunately in order to modify the backup application this NTBackup utility is completely removed from advance version from Windows 7 and there is no provision to restore XP backup to Windows 7 as no supplementary utilities are provided to accomplish this task as BKF file is not at all supported in Windows 7. And thus many users failed to restore backup file to machine with Windows 7 OS. So how will you perform restoration of backup file?