backing up mac with xp on it too.

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by danchurchill123, Sep 3, 2009.

  1. danchurchill123 macrumors newbie

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    i have the "older" white macbook which has an XP partition on it too.
    i'm meaning to install SL today since i have it sitting next to me. but first i want to backup my entire computer including XP. how do i go about doing this? if the installation messes up my XP partition somehow im screwed since i got XP years ago from my education institution and i can't get another key. so i want to pretty much ghost my entire drive. any software for this?
     
  2. Tumbleweed666 macrumors 68000

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    There are plenty of tools that will get the key out of your windows install.
    Try Belmarc Advisor I think that does but if not a google will find dozens I"m sure.
     
  3. danchurchill123 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    yep that's not illegal or anything ;)

    ended up using clonezilla to clone my entire drive onto an external 320gb drive via usb. then installed SL and all is good :)
     
  4. Tumbleweed666 macrumors 68000

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    Err, no, it wouldn't be.

    Perhaps you can explain why you think it it would be 'illegal' for anyone to find out what the license key is for software they bought or are entitled to use?
     

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