With all known backup and restore softwares?
Microsoft changed the base folder names and to compare, look at what MSFT did to support XP Backups restoring to Vista.
There appears to be nothing good to write about any of these when we change the OS.
I've had Carbonite for a little over a year. It was setup on my XP machine and everything seemed great. My initial backup went smoothly and additional files would get backed up quietly and quickly.
Then I decided I need to build a new PC as my XP machine was getting on in years. So I built it based on the AMD Phenon II BE triple core(great chip BTW) and installed Vista Home Premium. I was fourtunate in that the version I bought comes with a free upgrade to Windows 7.
I then installed Carbonite and the problems began. For some reason, the restore process was in a "waiting for Internet connection" status for hours. Carbonite knowledge base support says to reboot the PC. I did that several times but nothing. I also shut down my AV and firewall and still nothing. Finally,hours later, it started restoring. But then I found that files were not being restored to the proper directories. XP and Vista have a slightly different user directory structure. XP stores data in c:\documents and settings\users ,etc. Vista stores in c:\users\user, etc. Carbonite was unable to figure out this structure. I had to specify to Carbonite where to restore my music folder, where to restore my documents, etc.
I'll think twice about renewing. External drives are so cheap now.