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Sam73

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Windows XP won't read 98 backup
« on: September 29, 2004, 05:25:56 PM »
My nephew installed XP on our computer, and now I find out that XP is not capable of reading a backup made on 98.  It does not recognize the .qic extension.

I was directed to a site that said if I download something called MyBackupPC, it would work.  All that did was cause a CD to be made from the zip disk, but when I tried to use the CD, the computer appeared to be trying to read it as one large document, and I still can't get to my files.

My nephew claims I have to find a Windows 98 computer, restore my stuff onto that, then copy documents onto disks.  I'm having trouble finding someone that has Windows 98 AND a zip drive, and trying to do it from that CD didn't work.

Any ideas?  I've got some important stuff on that backup that I need to get to and I'm looking at fast-approaching deadlines.  Thanks!

Raptor

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Re: Windows XP won't read 98 backup
« Reply #1 on: September 30, 2004, 05:14:51 AM »
You can create a dual boot.

Dual booting information

Sam73

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Re: Windows XP won't read 98 backup
« Reply #2 on: September 30, 2004, 07:57:51 AM »
The dual booting information doesn't appear to cover Windows 98 an Windows XP.  Does it work to follow the other instructions?

(By the way, I should've mentioned in my original post that our computer had multiple viruses and the whole thing was just wiped out, in case someone is wondering how I would lose my data just from installing XP over 98.)  

Raptor

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Re: Windows XP won't read 98 backup
« Reply #3 on: September 30, 2004, 08:05:19 AM »
I believe this article should relate to Windows XP as well: DUAL BOOT WINDOWS 95/98 WITH WINDOWS NT/2000

I believe Windows XP is based on Windows NT..