Microsoft have now released Windows NT Backup Restore Utility for Windows 7 / 2008 R2, that allows one to restore BFK backup files created with Windows XP NTBackup. More Info MS KB974674.
There is also an official Windows NT Backup - Restore Utility for Windows Vista / 2008.
Installing NTBackup on Windows 7 / 2008 R2If wanting the original NTBackup on Win7 / Win2k8 R2 then it can be done by creating a new folder on Windows 7 ex. C:\Program Files\NTBackup and copy the following files from Windows XP to the folder (or extract them from the install file nt5backup.cab):
The Backup Utility cannot connect to the Removable Storage service. This service is required for use of tape drives and other backup devices.
Please exit and start the Removable Storage service using the System Services function of the management console.
Updated: 1 February 2010