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I have a USB that I would like to image and then emulate it on a Windows 7 system. Is that possible?

I also have an Ubuntu system, if that would make the imaging step easier. (In my experience, doing advanced stuff is easier on Linux-based systems)


I dug a bit further, and found this device to be a HASP USB. It needs the USB inserted to have the software work. I find that to be quite a hassle, and a potential issue, should the USB be broken or lost. Think this question on grey legal areas, so mayhaps we need to close it?

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your question is not understandable. Whats the image about and what you want to emulate ?? – Pankaj Upadhyay Dec 6 '11 at 10:16
which kind of image? somewhat like virtual disk emulators?? – Niranjan Kala Dec 6 '11 at 10:30
Any kind of image that can emulated as an USB. Not quite knowledgeable about USB images. – Oxwivi Dec 6 '11 at 10:42
you might want to try making a duplicate with USB Imagewriter to see if that works first. Though, yeah, this seems to be a bit of a grey area - i answered it on the supposition its a 'regular' USB key - there's a good chance its not. – Journeyman Geek Dec 6 '11 at 10:49
If it's not a 'standard' USB key then it probably contains a filesystem not readable/emulatable (sp!). We have a couple of USB 'security-keys' here which need to be plugged into a local port to use a piece of software. The filesystem is totally unknown - i've previously tried to copy and emulate it ;) – HaydnWVN Dec 6 '11 at 11:51

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Imaging a USB drive is easy - USB imagewriter does it in windows fairly easily and there is always DD

You can mount an image with 3rd party tools - filedisk comes to mind but there are others. No idea if they will actually 'emulate' USB drive specific features however.

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Googling around led me to HASP/Hadlock Emulator. It maybe of help for someone seeking HASP emulation, however it did not work in my case.

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