Windows NT Backup Restore Utility for Windows 7 is Now Available


Earlier we wrote how to restore NTBackup .BKF images in Windows 7, for users who didn’t want to wait for Microsoft’s NT Backup Restore Utility for Windows 7. Now, Microsoft has made available the Windows NT Backup Restore Utility for Windows 7 in the form of a hotfix, that will restore the Windows XP NTBackup images (.BKF) in a Windows 7 PC.

And here is the official knowledgebase article from Microsoft.

Windows NT Backup Restore Utility for Windows 7 and Server 2008 R2

Visit the hotfix request page below to obtain the utility:

Windows NT Backup Restore Utility – Hotfix Request form

After you fill up your email ID in the contact form, Microsoft would send you the hotfix to the specified email ID.

Important: Read through the email fully, as the download URL for the hotfix, its usage instructions and the password to unpack the archive would be listed at the bottom.

1. Download the hotfix and save to Desktop

2. Double-click the file and mention the path where you need the files to be extracted.

3. Type the password as mentioned in the email message from Microsoft.

4. The files are now extracted to the specified folder. Double-click the .msu file (for x86, Windows6.1-KB974674-x86.msu) to run it.

This installs the hotfix.

The NTBackup – Restore Utility should be listed in the recent programs list in the Start menu. If not, you can find its shortcut in the Accessories \ System Tools group in the Start menu.

Editor’s Note: If you’re running Windows Vista, and want to restore .BKF images in your Windows Vista PC, get the Windows NT Backup – Restore Utility for Windows Vista from Microsoft Downloads.


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