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Windows 7: Dual Boot Backup using win7 image utility

28 Feb 2013   #1

Win XP 32 & Win 7 64
 
 
Dual Boot Backup using win7 image utility

Hello,
I have a dual boot system created using sevenforums meathod with xp installed first and 7 second, both on seperate physical drives - (Dual Boot Installation with Windows 7 and XP)

I would like to create a disc image backup of the whole computer (dual boot)

My question is, can i use the built in system image utility that comes with Windows 7 and will it restore then via the Win 7 install CD should i ever need it.. i.e will i get back the dual boot ability with my systems as they were at the last backup?

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28 Feb 2013   #2

 
 

It seems with Windows System Image, you can include (select with checkmark) any additional partitions (above and beyond the unlettered System Reserved partition and the usual C: OS partition) in one physical image. Below is an example screen shot from a website.


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28 Feb 2013   #3

Win XP 32 & Win 7 64
 
 

yes it does seem to allow me to back up both drives, it more a question of if it will back up and restore the boot information so i can actually still use xp and Windows 7 after restoring?
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28 Feb 2013   #4

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by cube3d View Post
yes it does seem to allow me to back up both drives, it more a question of if it will back up and restore the boot information so i can actually still use xp and Windows 7 after restoring?
All partition/MBR information is imaged/restored.
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28 Feb 2013   #5

Win XP 32 & Win 7 64
 
 

excellent! did expect it to be that simple
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