I recently upgraded an XP SP2 system with the Vista RTM. For a variety of reasons, it is necessary for me to restore my latest XP backup.

Thanks to others on the forum, I downloaded the NT backup utility for Vista and am about ready to do the restore.


1. Will simply doing a brute-force restore get rid of everything relating to Vista?

2. Do I have to tangle with Vista boot managers, etc.?

3. Do I need to do a format, and if how, how to do it?  It doesn't look like the NT backup utility for Vista has a format before restore feature.