Re: Backup Sofware Suggestions

"Karim Af Afnel" <afafnel@xxxxxxx> wrote in message news:eC72j4Q9JHA.1488@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Hi Gorden,

the Image file (from Complete PC Backup) is a *.vhd file virtual harddisk file.
You can mount it on vista (with tricks) or in Windows 7 with onboard tools, or boot it as virtual machine.

But why would you need to if MS made ALL their backup files compatible with each version of Windows backup?

The files from the Vista Backup Utility are simple *.zip files. If you want you can open it everywhere, no need for the backup utility. With the backup utility it is only much more comfortable.

Do you have a reference that Windows 7 backup and image tools are not compatible with Vista?

No, but going on past experiences (W98 backup not readable with XP and XP backup not readable in Vista) there's a fairly good chance!