Apply image created by Vista Business?

I bought an second hand HP laptop computer. It is loaded with Windows Vista Business Edition. The backup feature has a choice that says it can create a complete backup and restore image of all system and data files on my hard disk. So I made one of these on an external USB hard disk.

Now, assuming Windows gets so trashed it cannot be repaired, can your program take this image and place it back on the hard disk, replacing what is there, and restoring my computer to where it was when I made the image? If so, which Vista recovery disk should I get. I don't see a Business version.


Mostly Harmless
Staff member
It depends on which program made the backup and what format it is in.