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    Vista Backup read XP backup (Vista Business)

    Out of curiousity will windows vista backup read/restore from a microsft xp backup created with the included xp sp2 business version.???
    I bought pc backup and no good for vista and roxio easy whatever crashes on xp.
    So going back to microsoft? ?? Version compatability
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    Re: Vista Backup read XP backup (Vista Business)

    Won't work. The Windows native backup & restore utility is only compatible with its own OS. You cannot restore a backup from one version of Windows to another version of Windows.
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    Re: Vista Backup read XP backup (Vista Business)

    And..... AFAIK, only Vista Ultimate has the ability to do "System" backups. All the other versions are limited to folder/file backups.

    The best choice, IMHO, is to try Acronis True Image Home 10..... and then purchase it. LOTS of us here on Woody's Lounge use it and swear by it. <IMG SRC=http://www.the-highway.com/Smileys/BigThumbUp.gif>
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    Re: Vista Backup read XP backup (Vista Business)

    You can install the XP version of ntbackup on Vista. See Installing Windows XP Ntbackup on Windows Vista, Restoring NTBACKUP files to Windows Vista and install ntbackup on vista - Google Search (for even more links).

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    Re: Vista Backup read XP backup (Vista Business)

    Slightly off-topic:
    If you with ""System" backups" meant Windows Complete PC Backup and Restore; then it is available in Business as well; i.e. Business, Ultimate (and Enterprise). So it's not only you Ultimate users. <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15>

    See among other places:
    Windows Backup and Restore Center; Windows Complete PC Backup and Restore section almost at the end of page.

    Or this table: The Editions; Feature: "Protect against hardware failure".

    As to Automatic File Backup, don't know, but as it seems it "has only basic functionality in Home Basic edition", full functionality in the other versions (excluding Starter, of course). Same source as first link.

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    Re: Vista Backup read XP backup (Vista Business)

    Well then, I stand corrected on the matter of the "Ultimate" version being the only one that has the complete "system backup" feature in "CompletePC Backup". Since I only have the Ultimate version installed, I do not have the ability to physically check. What I wrote was what I read elsewhere. Evidently, the author of the article I read was also mistaken.
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    Re: Vista Backup read XP backup (Vista Business)

    Thanks for that link Joe. I didn't realize that MS had made this available.
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