Backup suggestion

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by Mafio, Apr 11, 2007.

  1. Mafio macrumors member

    Sep 29, 2006
    Hello guys!

    I just got my Mac Book Pro :) and I have installed bootcamp and Windows XP (everything is working fine). I will use this laptop mainly for work, unfortunately running Windows XP.
    I have spent lots of time setting up all the programs that I need, Outlook ect…. Is it possible to save this partition? In case of a problem is there any way to restore this configuration?

    Any suggestions?

    Thanks in advance

  2. erickkoch macrumors 6502a

    Jan 13, 2003
    Backup everything, not just the Windows partition.

    I recomend an external HD at least as big as the one on your computer, then clone the drive. Store the drive in a safe place and backup again often. You never know when or if you laptop will be lost, stolen, or break.

    I use Carbon Copy Cloner to do the job. I think it's still free. Click the link try it. You can create a bootable backup so if you loose your laptop you can boot from the external drive, partition and all.

    CCC Website
  3. Mafio thread starter macrumors member

    Sep 29, 2006
    Thanks a lot!!! I will do a clone ASAP:D
  4. shiunn macrumors 6502

    Dec 18, 2006
    I've just installed XP on parallel desktop. And done all the necessary updates. Is there a way to backup an image so that if I ever want to revert to a clean install, I can just use the image?

    I have been looking at the one of the files named winxp.hdd 2.24gb. Could that be the only file i need to backup?

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