I bought 2 OEM of Windows 7 Pro 4bit this weekend, one for my Media PC and one for my brand new Notebook (that had Windows 7 Home before I backed up and flushed).
I own Norton Ghost 12 that I only used for restoring XP images and after seeing that it doesn't work on Windows 7, I tried the Windows 7 Image Restoring. I made an image of my Media PC (which doesn't have much installed on it to begin with) on a Z partition and made a boot CD.
I delete the Windows 7 partition and System partition that was created before installation and tried restoring the image, it didn't work. The restoration process told me that it couldn't do it because it couldn't find the original partitions which made me yelled "DUH!"
So anyway, I reinstalled Windows 7 and then I booted with the disc to restore my image file.
So my question du jour, for this to work in the future do I need to:
1- Keep the system partition with everything on it
2- Keep both partitions with everything on it
3- Keep the Windows partition with everything on it
4- Keep both partitions even if formatted