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Can Windows XP read a file backup of Windows 7?

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by ll-dAb-ll, Apr 5, 2014.

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  1. ll-dAb-ll

    ll-dAb-ll Thread Starter

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    If I do a file backup on windows 7, can windows XP read it, and then restore those files onto the Windows XP computer?

    (not system image, just a backup)

    Or do I have to manually copy and paste the desired files onto an external HDD and transfer them to Windows XP?

    Thank you for your time.
     
  2. Megabite

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    I don't think that Windows 7 can read backup files from XP...not sure the other way round.

    But I would copy and paste or use a third party backup program to be sure.
     
  3. ll-dAb-ll

    ll-dAb-ll Thread Starter

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    Ok thanks. I'll try it out and update it here.
     
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