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Actually, I may have answered my own question. When you try to initiate a restore from within Windows Vista control panel, the popup immediately says "Your computer's hard disks will be reformatted and all user data and programs will be erased and replaced with the data and programs on your backups." I'm pretty sure that will leave the computer unusable, from a SafeBoot standpoint, but maybe further testing can confirm that.