Quote: Originally Posted by ignatzatsonic
I don't know if I have heard of anyone doing 4 partitions in a single image, with a dual boot in the mix.
But---I have no reason to believe you can't do it.
It may turn out that you are better off making a separate image of each partition since you may find that only one of them goes bad.
Most here would recommend Macrium or Acronis, but it may be that Windows built-in imaging can do it also.
I wouldn't get lulled into a false sense of security just because you had an image.
WHS may have some ideas if he sees this.
I use the laptop for work and sometimes need xp for certain programs other time can use 7. the extra 2 partitions are for - 1 work files -2 empty (was going to try an make a recovery partition to add to the boot manager that somehow would be able to restore a single partition w/o screwing up the boot loader
something like this would be my most preferable.
turn machine on and see the boot manager
boot recovery and choose to restore either the c:\ (XP) or d:\(win 7) partitions.
my need for on the fly recovery is due to a few times when i have been several hundred mile from home on a project and end up with an unbootable or BSOD OS.
(i do service on high end label/laser printers and have had drivers
that were needed cause my system to BSOD even w/o the units being plugged in)
thanks in adavance