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I have a multi-boot system(win xp, win 7 and ubuntu). How do I get to backup those? Win xp and ubuntu 10.04 are on the same partition through wubi. And win 7 is on a different partition. What software will I use to image those 3 os' and restore it in different partitions.

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Several free products are available that backup multiple partitions or entire disks.
Some are listed below.

Paragon Backup and Recovery Free
Lots of options. The only product I know that does Restore with Shrink.

Macrium Reflect Free

EASEUS Todo Backup
This article shows how to backup multiple partitions/disks/MBR:
Free Windows Backup Software Help You Backup Drive and Partition

Clonezilla
Very reliable and stable, but more complicated to use.

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if you have a WD drive (western digital) you can get a WD acronis true image thing for free, this is enough to clone disks, and create Images of partitions. it is working equally well with XP as it is with W7 , i have no idea about linux. i boot it off a CD, and everything goes as planned so far (until i remove my WD drives and wonder why i used the free version :-)

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