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How to unpack dd file on Windows?

Is it possible to unpack files created with linux dd tool on Windows? I have tried that tool http://www.chrysocome.net/dd, but it crashes under Windows 7. Any ideas?
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Windows Hard Drive swap [duplicate]

I am going to be moving a HDD from one computer to another identical one. Can I just switch out the hard drives, or will I have to dd the old one onto the one that is already in there?
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Can I clone a large hard drive (with little data on it) to a smaller hard drive (with no data on it) with “dd”? Is there a better way?

I recently got a new desktop, and two hard drives to go with it: a 128GB solid state drive, and a 750GB hybrid drive. I installed Windows to the hybrid drive, but have come to realize that it would ...
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1answer
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Are there any pitfalls to moving my Windows partition to a new hard drive using dd?

My current hard drive has an 80 GB NTFS partition running Windows (/dev/sda1) in addition to several Linux partitions. I purchased a new hard drive and want to move my Windows 8 partition to a new ...
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Windows XP virtual machine hangs in VirtualBox

What i want to do: I'm trying to virtualise 2 different physical Windows XP systems which reside on one hard drive each to VirtualBox under Windows 7. What I did (once per drive): From a Linux ...
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Looking for advice on using dd to backup a dual boot laptop

My questions boils down to this. If I do "dd if=/dev/sda of=usbdrive" can anybody confirm that this will get everything including mbr/partition information/all four partitions and create a drive that ...
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Boot Windows XP from a raw disk image using Grub4dos:is it possible(and how to)?

Ubuntu can be booted from a disk image(via Wubi), BeOS Personal is booted from a disk image by default, too. So my question is: Is it possible to use grub4dos(or standard grub or any other ...