A disk image is a complete duplicate of a disk (or other storage media), in the form of a file.

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Can Windows 7/8 System Image Recovery be used to clone a PC to different hardware?

Using the System Image Recovery option in Windows 7 & 8 (as detailed here for Win8, and here for Win8.1) is it possible to create a system image on one machine, and restore it to another machine, ...
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Can I use Macrium (or advice alternative) to complete back-up and restore a whole Windows system?

A friend of mine asked me to have a look at his laptop as, I have verified, it's running slow because of viruses (Nothing odd running, but processor constant at 100%; relatively new PC). I will do a ...
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Image harddisk with clonezilla +install ubuntu+ copy data in that 1 TB external hard drive

I have just bought 1TB external hard drive so i can image my laptop's hard disk with clonezilla and i can always revert back if i am in some unknown trouble. I have almost 100Gb on my C drive. If ...
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Create an image of a partition that I can mount on windows/linux

I am going to change my PC but I would like to create an image of the partition of my old PC (windows is installed there) that can I use on my new PC (I mean just reading/writing data not running the ...
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How to Eject Stuck Disk Image

My kid apparently tried to install Minecraft and the installation disk image (.dmg) is still open. I've forced ejected it through several different methods (GUI and command line) and I've restarted ...
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How-to Write ChromeOS image to USB?

I have downloaded the chrome os build by hexxeh but I am confused what to do next as the link to write it to the usb on the website no longer works so I need to find another way. How can I do this? ...
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Force linux to drop changes to disk after each reboot

Is it possible to configure a linux system such that the system remembers a certain state of disk image file, and you can also write some changes to the disk while you are on the system, but the next ...
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Can an image made with Clonezilla be restored without using Clonezilla?

I created several images with Clonezilla. If I don't have Clonezilla's live CD but I have another Linux distro, Knoppix, for example, that does not have Clonezilla, is there another program to ...
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Creating a data rescue partition

I am trying to recover deleted files from a Windows HDD (320 Gb) with multiple partitions. Have three questions: Will dd if=/dev/sdb of=~/image_sdb.img bs=4096 create an image of all partitions ...
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Will Win7 Hidden Install Partition Still Work After Cloning and Restoring to a New Hard Drive

I have a laptop with Windows 7 whose hard drive is failing. There is no install disk and a fresh install is done via the bios and a hidden partition containing the Win7 install files. I'd like to ...
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Retrieving data from Disk Utility Image

I created an image of my mac using disk utility. It's a .dmg. It has a lot of data on it (about 1 TB) and I only want one file from it. Is there any way I can selectively pull information from it, ...
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How to merge windows recovery disk images?

I have 3 Windows recovery disk images (.iso files). How do I marge then into 1 disk image so I can put it into my pen drive. I don't have any disks and don't want to buy anything. I try ...
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image drive with safecopy and compress the output

I am trying to image a drive with SafeCopy and compress the output file on the fly so that it won't take up way too much space. (aka 500GB > 50GB) Will this command work? sudo safecopy --stage1 ...
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Questions about using Clonezilla to create and restore image on Windows 8.1 secure boot system

I'd like to use clonezilla to create a disk image of a Windows 8.1 system with secure boot enabled and some third-party software installed, so that I can at a later time restore the system from that ...
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Compute md5sum of every 1MB part of stream from pipe

I want to do checksumming of large files and stream in unix/linux, and I want get many checksums from every large part of file/stream, every 1 MB or every 10MB. For example, I have disk image, ...
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Can I simply copy a factory image from an HDD to an SSD before going through the first-time Windows setup, and keep Windows genuine?

I got my laptop back from the repair facility today, and found it was reset with "factory preload software," which includes a fresh install of Windows 7 Professional. I started my laptop to see it ...
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RAW disk image and .Img format, Difference?

So I need .img file to use with xen hypervisor. Currently I have a vmdk disk image of my current installation. It seems qemu can convert from vmdk to raw disk image, and as far as I read, .img file is ...
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Move my existing Windows installation onto a SSD

I've just bought a 240Gb SSD, while my existing laptop hard drive is 1Tb. I have made a 'clean-ish' version of Windows 8.1 from the 1Tb drive and saved a Macrium Reflect image of this partition - Can ...
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Windows 7 system image: Previous increment not visible in Explorer

I tried out the backup tool built into Windows 7 Pro x64. In the help text, it says: "If you're saving your system images on an internal or external drive, or on CDs or DVDs, you can keep several ...
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How to make an image of drive directly to cloud backup?

I found this command dd if=/dev/sda7 of=/dev/sdb4 The command makes an image of dev/sda7 onto dev/sdb4.What I need to do is to make the image directly oncloud backup like Ubuntu One or Dropbox ...
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How to expand the file system for RPi emulation with QEMU?

I've recently grabbed a pre-compiled version of QEMU running Raspbian Wheezy for use on Windows as I would like to do some testing and a dev environment like this is far more kind than using the ...
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Windows System Image generation: how is Unallocated space handled?

I am cleaning up an old Acer Aspire Revo NetTop Windows 7 mini-PC. Its Hard disk drive has three partitions: 1: OEM Recovery partition - 12GB 2: System reserved - 100MB 3: C:\ Main - ~400GB (as I ...
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Solve this hex riddle! - What went wrong with my output redirection?

Following on from my question TF101 Android: Image block device via adb in which I tried unsuccessfully to save a raw image of a block device by output redirection, this question tries to determine ...
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Mount the Dell factory image partition inside a vm

I have a Dell xps 17 with a recovery section with the Dell factory image partition which contains the windows install is about 18 gb. I want to mount this as a disk image inside a Vm runninf inisde ...
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Full backup of a HDD with NTFS and EXT partitions using Windows

Windows can't read EXT, there are some apps to do it but are very limited and I need to do a full backup including the OSes (Windows 7 and Linux Mint) on the disk so it can be run from VirtualBox or ...
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Mount Core Storage partitions on image of hard drive created with ddrescue

How do I mount a whole-disk image with an encrypted CoreStorage partition? Update: I found the answer! It was super-simple: hdiutil attach -nomount somePath.img The "nomount" flag is critical ...
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MDT 2013, SCCM 2012 RS, enterprise deployment… where to start?

Our company is just recently getting back into imaging at any level. We used to use Symantec Ghost for a while, but after there were enough problems (Windows machines having odd errors after a couple ...
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Windows 7 System Image Restore Error 0x80042412 (No disk can be used…)

SSD main drive died in a computer. Windows 7 Home Premium, 64-bit. Had a weekly Windows Image backup on one of its hard drives. Replaced the SSD with a newer, bigger SSD. Booting from the Windows ...
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Clonezilla Server Or Other Imageing Software [closed]

I have many machines on my network, spend more time doing system installations then I should have to. I love Clonezilla client side imaging, but that requires me to go to each machine, and run the ...
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DISM fails with 'There is not enough space on the disk.' while capturing an image

I use DISM to capture images and store them on a network disk. I use a standard 32bit WinPE 4.0 environment to capture them. My current path was set to i:\images and I executed the following command: ...
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Writing past the end of the drive with dd?

Suppose I have a drive with 10000 512b sectors. If I do sudo dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/disk2 skip=99999 count=10 what will happen? When I tested this with a real drive, dd's output suggested that ...
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Can Sparseimage be mounted in linux?

I have a .sparseimage file that I am trying to mount on Linux. I have tried mounting with the hfs and hfsplus filesystem specified but no luck. Has anyone done this before? I have used the below ...
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Can I restore a Ghost image of a Mac Mini onto a PC or laptop?

CanĀ I make a Ghost image of a Mac Mini and restore it on my Dell 630 Latitude? Is it possible?
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What is the difference between the BIN file generated by ImgBurn and UltraISO

I have a CD that I would like to generate a BIN file from (with a CUE file to accompany it). I used ImgBurn and UltraISO to to generate two BIN files. However, I have found out that BIN files ...
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ubuntu image for multiple computers

I need to set up several computers to be exactly the same: install ubuntu apt-get some software create specific users tweak those users' settings and defaults create some global environment ...
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Windows system drive images potentially dangerous to cloud data?

It seems that Microsoft recommends to not move the C:\Users directory off the system partition (e.g. using junction points)1 at least as of Windows 8.1. At the same time however most cloud services ...
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Move Windows XP to a new disk - only moving system installation and nothing else from the partition

Part of my problem is pretty common: I bought new HDD for my computer (notebook) and now want to move Windows XP system to the new disk. My specific problem is that the system on the old disk doesn't ...
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Create system image and install it on different machines

I want to make a system image for a fresh Win 7 installation that contains only some basic software like google chrome, winrar, vlc, avira... And then install it on a number of machines that have ...
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Consistency during Windows 7 system image creation

On Windows 7 I am creating a system image of the system drive (C: in my case) onto an external USB harddisk. The process is taking long (has been running for an hour now). My question: I am taking ...
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Tried restoring a saved .dmg image of the contents of a particular hard drive partition and getting cannot mount errors in Mac OSX Disk Utility

When I made an image of a particular partition of a hard drive on my computer using Mac OSX Disk Utility and New Image, I was not able to get that image to restore back to the same or other hard drive ...
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Read MBR from Hard disk image file (.img)

I have created two image files (.img) of my two Hard disks which were RAID0. Now I need to copy MBR bytes from my image files in order copy them to mentioned hard disks, because I have re-created the ...
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how do I restore a computer from a gho file?

I need to restore a laptop with Windows 7 Home Premium which does not start up When I boot into it using linux from a live USB, I can see that it's D drive contains a file of around 1.2 GB with the ...
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Is it possible to move a 32bit laptop HDD (with win 7 already installed) to a 64 bit machine?

I have a HP laptop(32 bit machine), 160 GB HDD with windows 7(32 bit) and all programs, profiles etc ,set up to my liking. I would like to a move this HDD to a brand new Dell laptop(64 bit machine) ...
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Do I need to Sysprep Windows 7?

Let's say I have one image and I want to put the same image on many identical Lenovo laptops. These new laptops have site licenses (Office 2010, Windows 7). My questions: What software do you ...
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How to use a virtual disk after changing it's location in VirtualBox? [duplicate]

I have a virtual computer created in VirtualBox. I moved the location of my WinXP.vdi file from D:\Work to E:\Work Now, when I try to use the file (Machine -> Settings -> Storage), VirtualBox says: ...
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Ejecting a disk image in Windows 8 temporarily hides all Network Locations?

Just a minor thing, but in Windows 8, when I mount a disk image, then eject it by going to "My Computer/My PC" then right-clicking the disk image and ejecting it, all my "Network Locations" icons are ...
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Clean install vs disk image

Once a year I am making a clean install on windows, in order to keep my system fast. After posting a question on making a bootable windows usb with exe programs where I was adviced to make a disk ...
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Is there a Linux equivalent for VHD from which it can boot?

I have searched for this quite a lot, yet all I could find was VLite. By the way, I'm talking about an equivalent for Windows native VHD boot and not virtualization.
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How to create vdi from existing (off line) partition?

I have an old hdd from my notebook that carries WindowsXP. I would like to run this WindowsXP installation under Virtual box under Windows7. I am able to connect the disk to my Windows7 via usb. So ...
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Move existing Windows 7 installation to new computer?

I have a Windows 7 64-bit installation on my current PC, and I want to move it to a new PC .. I do NOT have a problem with licensing, as the new system already has its own new Windows 7 license, which ...