Last week I did a clone of my Mac OS X using Carbon Copy Cloner and then repartitioned the hard disk to have Bootcamp partition and then installed the Windows Vista using the complete restore mechanism as I had the complete system backup. Windows Vista Ultimate edition which supports the complete PC backup and restore mechanism built into the Operating System without the need of any third party tools along with incremental full backup (supported in Home Premium, Business and Ultimate editions).
And after the restore, actually I forgot to activate the Windows Vista; as I thought I had 30-days left. But after booted back with Parallels using Bootcamp and later on when I re-booted back to direct Bootcamp the Vista is not fully working and popped to activate with a message An unauthorized change was made to your license and when I try to activate, it always fails with an error Unrecognized error, error code 0x80080250. I tried all possible ways to activate, nothing went in my way. This may be because of my Parallel tools. But funny thing is the same Bootcamp OS works fine when ran through Parallels as it has its own activation.
I left again with another restore last night; and settled not to experiment much with any of the Mac virtual tools until I am done with my work.