Restore a backup created on computer running Windows Vista
I also tried these steps found on the same Microsoft web page mentioned by the previous poster, http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows7/Restore-a-backup-created-on-a-previous-version-of-Windows
To restore a backup created on a computer running Windows Vista
1. Open Backup and Restore by clicking the Start button Picture of the Start button, clicking Control Panel, clicking System and Maintenance, and then clicking Backup and Restore.
2. Click Select another backup to restore files from, and then follow the steps in the wizard. Administrator permission required If you're prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type the password or provide confirmation.
These instructions failed to work too. When I tried them, Windows 7 would not allow me to use F:\Seagate Backup ..."NEXT" was not highlighted and could not be clicked on to advance to the next screen. Then, I tried to set it up as a network drive, but that failed too. Windows 7 gave an error message preventing it.