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We have a laptop here that's completely fubar. I.e: The hard drive is filled to the brim with bad sectors. Luckily, backups have been made using the built-in Windows 7 backup feature. This produces folders named Backup Set 2012-11-09 003009, containing folders like Backup Files 2012-11-09 003009, containing zip-files like Backup files 1, 2, 3,...

Our brand new laptop comes with Windows 8. Now: Can we, using the standard back-up and restore feature in Windows 8, restore all the documents, music, etc. using the Windows 7 backup files? Thanks.

(FYI: We also took a normal backup of all the documents just to be sure of course. I'm just curious what would happen. I would test it out, but the new laptop hasn't arrived yet and I wanted to make sure my efforts would not be in vain.)

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How did you made the backup, did you used the inbuilt option for that or manually ? –  Lamb Dec 13 '12 at 11:38
    
The inbuilt option. –  Matthias Dec 13 '12 at 12:49
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Open the Start Screen, type "recovery" to search, click the Settings category and open Windows 7 File Recovery:

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You may need to click Select another backup to restore files from on the file recovery screen to access your backup files:

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That's nice :D Thanks. –  Matthias Dec 17 '12 at 10:54
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