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Article ID: 974674 - Last Review: December 2, 2011 - Revision: 11.0

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INTRODUCTION

This article describes theWindowsNT Backup Restore Utility for Windows 7and for Windows Server 2008 R2. The utility restores backups that are made on Windows XP and on Windows Server 2003 to computers that are running Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2. To download the utility, go to the "How to obtain this update" section.

Notes
  • Removable Storage Manager (RSM) is no longer included in Windows 7 or in Windows Server 2008 R2. If you want to restore a backup from a tape device, please perform the restore on one of the following operating systems:
    • Windows XP
    • Windows Server 2003
    • Windows Vista
    • Windows Server 2008
  • To download the NT Backup Restore Utility for Windows Vista or for Windows Server 2008, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
    http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=7da725e2-8b69-4c65-afa3-2a53107d54a7 (http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=7da725e2-8b69-4c65-afa3-2a53107d54a7)
  • The Windows NT Backup Restore Utility for Windows 7 and for Windows Server 2008 R2 is not intended to remain on computers that are running Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 indefinitely and should be removed once you have restored backups that were made on Windows XP and on Windows Server 2003.

MORE INFORMATION

Update information

How to obtain this update

The following files are available for download from the Microsoft Download Center:
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Operating systemUpdate
All supported x86-based versions of Windows 7
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Download
Download the update package now. (http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=a71845fd-4496-439c-ab31-be73498ad3fe)
All supported x64-based versions of Windows 7
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Download
Download the update package now. (http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=d9a3d988-bd82-41ca-acf4-39dea08ff7ab)
All supported x64-based versions of Windows Server 2008 R2
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Download
Download the update package now. (http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=60480f87-39df-410a-92e1-f2cbc8442fdc)
All supported IA-64-based versions of Windows Server 2008 R2
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Download
Download the update package now. (http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=2077579e-cb08-44c4-87a4-fd8b456a87ee)
For more information about how to download Microsoft support files, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
119591  (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/119591/ ) How to obtain Microsoft support files from online services
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Prerequisites

To apply this update, your computer must be running one of the following operating system:
  • An English version of Windows 7 or of Windows Server 2008 R2.
  • A non-English version of Windows 7 or of Windows Server 2008 R2 that has the EN-US language pack installed.

You need to install En-Us Language Pack before installing Windows NT Backup Restore Utility if you use non-English environment.
Please see Workaround section for details of how to install this utility on non-English environment.

Registry information

To use the update in this package, you do not have to make any changes to the registry.

Restart requirement

You do not have to restart the computer after you apply this update.

Hotfix replacement information

This update does not replace a previously released update.

File information

The English (United States) version of this update installs files that have the attributes that are listed in the following tables. The dates and times for these files are listed in Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). The dates and times for these files on your local computer are displayed in your local time and with your current daylight saving time (DST) bias. Additionally, the dates and times may change when you perform certain operations on the files.
Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 file information notes
  • The files that apply to a specific product, milestone (RTM, SPn), and service branch (LDR, GDR) can be identified by examining the file version numbers as shown in the following table:
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    VersionProductMilestoneService branch
    6.1.760 0.16xxxWindows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2RTMGDR
  • GDR service branches contain only those fixes that are widely released to address widespread, extremely important issues. LDR service branches contain hotfixes in addition to widely released fixes.
For all supported x86-based versions of Windows 7
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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Ntbackuprestoreutility.exe6.1.7600.16444866,30420-Oct-200909:46x86
Ntbackuprestoreutility.chm68,63026-Sep-200909:48Not Applicable
Ntbackuprestoreutility.exe.mui6.1.7600.16444153,08820-Oct-200909:58Not Applicable
For all supported x64-based versions of Windows 7 and of Windows Server 2008 R2
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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Ntbackuprestoreutility.exe6.1.7600.164441,068,54420-Oct-200909:39x64
Ntbackuprestoreutility.chm68,63026-Sep-200909:48Not Applicable
Ntbackuprestoreutility.exe.mui6.1.7600.16444153,08820-Oct-200909:58Not Applicable
For all supported IA-64-based versions of Windows Server 2008 R2
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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Ntbackuprestoreutility.exe6.1.7600.164442,266,11220-Oct-200909:30IA-64
Ntbackuprestoreutility.chm68,63026-Sep-200909:48Not Applicable
Ntbackuprestoreutility.exe.mui6.1.7600.16444153,08820-Oct-200909:58Not Applicable

MORE INFORMATION

After you install the NT Backup Restore Utility, follow these steps to start the utility:
  1. Click Start
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    Start button
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  2. Click All Programs, click Accessories, and then click System Tools.
  3. Click NTBackup-RestoreUtility.
  4. For instructions about how to use the utility, click Help Topics on the Help menu.

WORKAROUND

Here are the steps to install Windows NT Backup Restore Utility on non-English environment.

1. Install En-Us Language Pack on non-English environment
Please see following KB when Windows 7 is used.

Windows 7 language packs are available for computers that are running Windows 7 Ultimate or Windows 7 Enterprise
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/972813 (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/972813)

En-us language pack can be downloaded from following site when Windows 2008 R2 is used.

Windows Server 2008 R2 Multilingual User Interface Language Packs

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=03831393-eef7-48a5-a69f-0ce72b883df2&displaylang=en#filelist (http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=03831393-eef7-48a5-a69f-0ce72b883df2&displaylang=en#filelist)

2. Extract the KB974674 package. Steps are as follows

a) Download the package from KB974674
b) Start Command Prompt
c) Create temp folder. (Example: C:\Temp)
d) Run following command

x86-based versions of Windows 7:
expand -f:* c:\Windows6.1-KB974674-x86.msu c:\temp

x64-based versions of Windows 7:
expand -f:* c:\Windows6.1-KB974674-x64.msu c:\temp

x64-based versions of Windows Server 2008 R2:
expand -f:* c:\Windows6.1-KB974674-x64.msu c:\temp

IA-64-based versions of Windows Server 2008 R2:
xpand -f:* c:\Windows6.1-KB974674-ia64.msu c:\temp

3. Install Package with pkgmgr as follows (PkgMgr is command line utility):


x86-based versions of Windows 7:
pkgmgr /ip /m:c:\temp\Windows6.1-KB974674-x86.cab

x64-based versions of Windows 7:
pkgmgr /ip /m:c:\temp\Windows6.1-KB974674-x64.cab


x64-based versions of Windows Server 2008 R2:
pkgmgr /ip /m:c:\temp\Windows6.1-KB974674-x64.cab

IA-64-based versions of Windows Server 2008 R2:
pkgmgr /ip /m:c:\temp\Windows6.1-KB974674-ia64.cab

APPLIES TO
  • Windows 7 Enterprise
  • Windows 7 Home Basic
  • Windows 7 Home Premium
  • Windows 7 Professional
  • Windows 7 Starter
  • Windows 7 Ultimate
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 Datacenter
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard
  • Windows Web Server 2008 R2
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