What is new in Norton Ghost

Norton Ghost includes many enhancements and new features. Refer to the following table for information about the latest features and enhancements:


Not all listed features are available in all versions of this product.

Table: What is new Norton Ghost



Improved support for virtual formats

Norton Ghost now includes support for the following virtual platforms:

  • VMware ESX 3.5i and 4.0i

  • VMware ESX 3.5 and 4.0

Improved platform support

Norton Ghost now includes support for the following platforms:

  • Windows 7

  • Windows Vista with SP2 (includes Home Basic, Home Premium, Business-Retail, and Ultimate)

Create recovery points from within Symantec Recovery Disk

You can now create independent recovery points using the new Back Up My Computer feature in Symantec Recovery Disk. Sometimes known as a cold backup or offline backup, you can create recovery points of a partition without the need to install Norton Ghost or its Agent.

See About running a one-time backup from Symantec Recovery Disk.

Convert recovery points to virtual disks using a schedule

You can now create schedules to convert recovery points to VMware Virtual Disk and Microsoft Virtual Disks, or directly to a VMware ESX 3.5 server.

See Defining a virtual conversion job.

Support for Microsoft Hyper-V

You can now convert recovery points to Hyper-V format and also import recovery points to a Hyper-V server.

Support for Blu-ray disc media

Back up your computer directly to Blu-ray, DVD, or CD. Or, you can copy recovery points to Blu-ray, DVD, or CD.

Fully enabled 60-day trial

If you choose to delay installation of the product license, all features still remain enabled during the 60-day trial period. The 60-day trial period begins when you do a particular task.

What is new in Norton Ghost