How to retrieve an overwritten image backup
I have been searching online for ways to get myself of a bad situation and I found this forum. I would like to know if there is any way for me to undo and image overwrite. Here is my situation (4 questions):
I did an image backup of my laptop which is win7. Then I immediately followed with an image backup of my desktop which is vista. Both on ext hard drive.
The next day I found myself needing the image of my laptop. But when I tried to restore my win7 laptop I got messages saying that I couldn’t restore without vista install cd’s. This leads me to believe my win7 laptop image was overwritten by the more recent vista image; also there is only one image backup file on the hdd even though I backed up two cpu’s.
Another tidbit is that my laptop and desktop have the same name (laptop=eagle and desktop=Eagle).
1. CAN I EVER RECOVER THIS OLD IMAGE? I haven’t used the ext hdd since the incident occurred.
2. I know windows tells of overwriting If space is compromised, but I have way more than enough space on the ext hdd. Why overwrite when there is 200gb of space available?
3. For future reference, would you recommend keeping two images on the same ext hdd?
4. Also, what is the best way to save multiple incremental images on the same ext hdd
win7 ultimate 64bit sp1