You can restore a backup created on a computer running Windows XP or Windows Vista to a computer running Windows 7 by following the steps below.
Download and install the Windows NT Backup - Restore Utility for Windows 7
from the Microsoft website.
Click NTBackup-RestoreUtility and then follow the steps in the wizard.
If you need to restore a backup that was created on a computer running Windows XP and was saved on tape, you will need to restore it on a computer running Windows Vista. Removable Storage Manager is not included in Windows 7 and is required to restore a backup that was saved on tape.
Open Backup and Restore by clicking the Start button , clicking Control Panel, clicking System and Maintenance, and then clicking Backup and Restore.
Click Select another backup to restore files from, and then follow the steps in the wizard.
If you're prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type the password or provide confirmation.