I really have searched her for >"Win7" CD boot restore network< but there's precious little that can help me. I'm using Paragon Backup & Restore Home 11 Compact with a rescue/restore CD prepared for retrieval. The backup of XP over my LAN worked well to a Win7 machine here. The backup is in good condition and verifies successfully. Before performing serious acts on the XP box I wanted to test the process of bringing the backup back via the nix rescue/restore CD - yet, while it can see other XP machines on the LAN, and, while it can 'see' the Win7 machines here - the restore environment can't SEE INTO the Win7 box holding the XP-backup. Huh? Usernames/passwords are in place and used (false unam/pwds fail entirely) but the nix CD can't see the Win7 shares. What's going on? Has Paragon/nix not implemented the Win7 IP stack? Is it proprietary to Microsoft? (..surely not..?!?) Is there some instruction somewhere about the 'CD-boot restore from a Win7 computer over a LAN' process?