I'd backed up my HD with a VHD file in Windows 7 pro, HD crashed, I had to go on vacation that same weekend so I dropped it off with a guy I actually trust to fix rigs. I had him reinstall my XP Package since my Windows 7 was an upgrade version and doesn't quite ever install correctly prompting phone calls to Microsoft.
Long and short, when the new HD was installed, I discovered my VHD files were intact, along with at least a dozen other back ups. Now, I asked on the official MS forums, and they kept giving me solutions for restoring Windows 7 from Windows 7; I need to be able to reimage a drive, while running XP, with a VHD file however.
I spoke with Acronis, they said it would work with True Image, but he as well kept saying Windows 7, and I'm a little skeptical at the answer of yes. Thoughts of cheaper alternative?