I have 3 systems (XP, Vista and W7). Currently I back them up on a device which is attached to the respective system. I have a new 500MB USB HDD connected to my Vista system which contains a full backup of the entire system. Can I take this HDD and connect it to my XP system and do a full system backup, then to my W7 system and do the same, ending up with all 3 backed up on the same device? NB: Entire system, not file backups.
Not sure if I need to partition it to do this (seems logical). If partitioning is not required will I be able to restore the specific OS to the appropriate system if need be? Also, will formatting me a issue? The manual that comes with the 500MB device is pretty much useless in this regard.