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    Unable to restore data after upgrade

    I've just installed Win XP Pro after using WinME for some time. The machine was gradually getting slower and more eccentric and was due for a scrub and reinstall anyway, so I decided to grasp the XP nettle.

    I made a copy of all of my personal volatile settings in XP to another hard drive so they'd still be available to me after the upgrade. I also backed up my data folders to DAT tape using the Microsoft Backup tool that came with ME, (actually a Seagate badged product).

    I FDisk-ed the boot drive, the installation went with only a couple of (self-inflicted) hitches and all now appears stable and good (early days!?!). However, when I tried to use the bundled backup software to restore my data folders, guess what? - The software can see and even read the volume name of my DAT tape but won't show any contents and won't allow me to restore anything.

    Have I been stupid in relying on the XP version to be backward compatible with ME and is there a workaround for this? This is really getting me down.
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    Steve

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    Re: Unable to restore data after upgrade

    You have to ensure that, before the installation of XP that your installed software is Xp compatible. Sorry to be a pain to you about this. I have found, since the installation of WXPHe, that some of my Son's games won't work. These I didn't check on (!) because my PC's are primarily for business.... Therefore I should have done the same check on them (got the, or badgered for, updated drivers) that I did on my mc business software and hardware.
    <IMG SRC=http://www.wopr.com/w3tuserpics/StephenElms_sig.jpg> Didn't think that I made my first post here on 5th February 2001...!

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    Re: Unable to restore data after upgrade

    Thanks for your reply, Stephen. Games are one thing but backup applications that come bundled and integral with the operating system, (it's installed under System Tools for Heaven's sake) I would've hoped would be backward compatible - or there should be a workaround or fix available to enable BackupXP to read the contents of BackupME tapes.

    Surely I'm not the only one to be caught out like this, (or am I more naiive than I thought...?)?

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    Re: Unable to restore data after upgrade

    I know the feeling well, many moons ago I had the same problem with w3.1 and w95!. FYI I now use a not-too-costly programme call Backup+; it's very useful and flexible. Have a look at http://www.avantrix.com/
    <IMG SRC=http://www.wopr.com/w3tuserpics/StephenElms_sig.jpg> Didn't think that I made my first post here on 5th February 2001...!

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