Re: Can not get external HD BKF to run
> Can anyone help me? My PC was running Window XP and I was using the windows
> backup program to backup my computer onto an external Hard Drive. I had a
> mother board failure and I have decided to just convert to only using my
> Vista laptop. I have connected the external HD but when I try to run the
> backup.bkf file it will not run on the Vista computer. I keep getting a
> message saying that it does not recognize the .bkf file extension. I am open
> to any ideas.
Which is why a 3rd party backup program is the ticket.
My situation is identical to yours. I backed up to an ext. HDD, suffered
a mobo failure, and restored all my stuff to a new computer so easily it
would make you cry.
If you have access to a PC running XP, restore to that and then transfer
to the Vista machine via flash, dvd's or whatever. Vista has an 'Easy
transfer' feature you may be able to use.