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    Unhappy Old Backups

    In this week's Windows Secrets there is an article about Win 7 having a new backup program. My problem is not with the new ones, but getting the old ones to work with Windows 7 so I can recover some information backed up with them. They will not install on Win 7 - 64.

    I have an old backup program that you have to start off with the first one, then reinstall the updates and upgrades. But, the oldest one will not install due to incompatibility with Win 7.

    How do I retrieve those backups?

    Ray

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    What is the backup program that is causing the problem?

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    Stomp BUMP481 (Backup My Program 481. I have to start out with that one then work up to 60.
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    Try running the installer in compatibility mode.

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    Try installing XPMode, or VirtualBox with an XP client, and install the backup software there.

    By the way, this is one reason why I avoid backup software entirely. Way back when, I found that I had floppies with backups on them that I could no longer access - the backup software would not run on the version of MS-DOS I was running. This happened to me twice before I gave up on that. Now I use synchronization software to do my backup. Essentially, I have a second copy of my files on an external hard drive (or two). As long as NTFS is still viable, I have access to my files.

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