Windows 8.1 is not availed with any facility of restoring backup created within older editions of Windows OS so, for sure if you will try forcefully the backup restore of Windows XP to Windows 8.1 then, you may stuck in backup corruption problems. Replacement of backup with File History option into Windows 8.1 is the reason that irritates users who is in need to restore backup data created in old editions of Windows OS into Windows 8 or 8.1.
Even Windows 8 may offer some help towards restoring backup but, you are restricted to do it with the earlier edition of Windows i.e. Windows 8.1. All those who have desire to work with this meliorated interface of Windows OS are looking for a safe solution to add up the backup into Windows 8.1 can undoubtedly use our BKF revival program that will easily revive damaged data of backup file.
Even though you can try to go for this method which can be helpful in some ways: http://www.techrepublic.com/blog/windows-and-office/restore-a-windows-xp-backup-in-windows-8/
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