How to Manually Restore Files Backed Up Using Windows Backup
Windows Backup for Windows Vista backs up files by creating multiple backup files in a .zip format and then saves those files to the selected backup location. This article describes how to manually restore files that were backed up using Windows Backup in instances where you are looking for specific files or don’t have access to a computer running the same Operating system used for the original backup.
This content is intended for advanced users.
For more information on this issue, including potential causes, workarounds, and resolutions, see: Microsoft KB Article KB970914.