XP Partition Backup / Complete solution?

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  1. peterlobl macrumors regular

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    Need to swap out my MBA due to battery discharging while powered off...

    very nice at genius bar - i will easily backup my OS X partition... BUT

    how do i make complete backup of my PC side?? use standard ghost type program?? or similar?

    (I asked if i can pull my ssd and plop into new MBA - but genius said they send back defective MBAs to HQ for analysis, etc)

    Is there an all-in-one solution anyone knows of to reconstitute my entire SSD... perhaps incl partitions, etc?

    would be so nice if possible - which i feel has to be - or??

    thanks for any and all help!
     
  2. thejadedmonkey macrumors 604

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    Couldnt you just copy the partition into a dmg file, and then restore the dmg onto the partition when you get it back?
     
  3. peterlobl thread starter macrumors regular

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    thanks!

    gee that looks just perfect - if it works as it looks, easily worth $10 donation - should be easy to rest entire xp part incl bootcamp etc

    gracias!
     
  4. Neil321 macrumors 68040

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    no problemo

    yep it does what it says on the tin
     
  5. peterlobl thread starter macrumors regular

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    another questione

    I think I understand - it seems quite easy to make the restore partition - but just to make sure.. :)

    when I restore the XP partition, do I have to prep the size of it with BootCamp myself, up to the loading od XP, or do I have to actually load XP OR

    can i just have the program manage it for me automagically?

    If I just have a clean Leopard install on my new MBA over full drive, will this program reset the partitions as well as copy back all data/prgrams?

    thanks again for your appreciated assistance!
     

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