Posted 31 July 2007 - 10:25 PM
A few months ago, I purchased an HP computer with Vista Home Premium installed. Later, I decided to purchase Vista Ultimate. Since the computer did not have Vista Home Premium on DVDs, I was instructed to burn two DVDs in case I need to reinstall the operating system. I installed Vista Ultimate and then I created a "Windows Complete PC Backup and Restore" image on a USB external hard disk. Here is my question. If my hard disk crashes, I will need to buy another hard disk. Since the two DVDs I burned contain Vista Home Premium and not Vista Ultimate, how do I get the image to the new hard disk? Where can I get the instructions? I thought the first step is to insert the first of the two disks I burned into the CD-ROM but Vista Home Premium does not contain image creation capability like Vista Ultimate.