Quote: Originally Posted by lister
so basically even if i pulled out a machine - re-installed windows using system restore, those exact partitons would be cloned over? If so thats amazing.
You wouldn't be re-installing windows, you'd be restoring the backed up system image. Don't confuse "System Restore" with restoring a system image, they are two different things.
To answer your question, yes, if both drives were included in the making of the image, you could essentially rip out your hard drive, completely destroy it, install a new one, and be back up and running EXACTLY the way you were at the time the image was made. It is always a good idea to restore the latest files and settings backup after an image restore to get even closer to the state at which the system failed. You do regular backups, right?