To some this type of Restore isn’t anything new while others have never heard of it. I was in the last camp until one day last year I was just reading the Microsoft Windows Home Server forums.
I have noticed a issue people (Timothy?) are reporting when using Media Center to trans code recorded HDTV on the fly to Windows Home Server. I have a solution you might want to try....
A friend of mine bought a new laptop that had Vista installed on it. Being the adventures type I installed it on my WHS and backed up the fresh load of Vista and promptly formatted the hard drive and installed Windows 7 RC on it.
Windows Home Server
After finding a security hole in the original version of P80 and the fact the install was a bit a of work, P80 author Kris Rodenhausen went back to the coding drawing board. Several good things became of this, the least of which is a true Windows Home Server add-in.