Theoretical - to back up 64-bit Win7?

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by thermodynamic, Oct 16, 2010.

  1. thermodynamic Suspended

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    #1
    With Winclone gone and various other utilities not being perfect, what would be the efficacy of doing the following when backing up and restoring Windows 7 Bootcamp:

    1. Make a DMG backup of all files in the bootcamp partition.
    2. After reformatting the Mac, run Bootcamp Assistant to make a new bootcamp partition
    3. Install Windows 7 accordingly
    4. Booting back into OS X, replacing the contents of the bootcamp partition (Windows and user folders, everything except BCD, et al)

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  2. balamw Moderator

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    Wouldn't it be easier to just use W7 backup instead of the DMG if all you are planning on doing is restoring files/settings.

    Presuming you are not planning on resizing the partition you can also simply use dd from Terminal to make a bitwise image of Windows 7 64.

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  3. Hellhammer Moderator

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    Here is a working download link for WinClone. The app still works flawlessly.
     
  4. balamw Moderator

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    Just remember to leave compression off and use DMG for W7/SL.

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