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

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Do I need an external hard drive to create a system image?

I have upgraded from Vista to Win 7 Home Premium 32. I want to create a system image for recovery purposes in the event of disaster. Tried it several times on discs and it didn't work. Would it ...
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How to create VHD disk image from a Linux live system?

Once more, I have to resort at the experts here at SuperUser, as my other sources (mainly Google ;-)) didn't prove very helpful... So basically, I would like to create a VHD image of a physical disk ...
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Create a Windows Image for Deployment

In my company we have 8 laptops that we use to deploy on the field. These machines get assigned to a user for a certain time and run Windows Vista. All the machines are the same model. After the ...
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How can I image a hard disk multiple times simultaneously?

I want to create a image of an external USB hard disk (ext2 partition) which has large data (50 – 70 GB) to an internal IDE/SATA disk first, then restore that image file to multiple USB hard disk ...
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How to reuse VirtualBox disk “snapshots”

I have a "suite" of 5 VMs I'd like to make, all Ubuntu Server 12.04 guest OSes but with radically different software stacks on top of the OS (one server is a "build server" with Subversion, Hudson, ...
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What disk image should I use with VirtualBox, VDI, VMDK, VHD or HDD?

Latest versions of VirtualBox supports several formats for virtual disks, but they forgot to provide a comparison between them. VDI VMDK VHD HDD Now, I am interested about a recommendation or ...
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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 ...
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Windows 8 Custom Images

I want to create a custom image of my windows 8 installation (after installing and configuring drivers and needed software). This will be useful later on for refreshing the windows, instead of a clean ...
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Convert VMDK to ISO

I have a disk image that is in VMDK format, and I would like to convert this to an ISO so that I could use this outside of a virtual environment. I know that, at first impression, these formats don't ...
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Mount floppy disk image (*.img) as virtual floppy drive

Title says it all. I am looking for some software that will allow me to mount a floppy disk image (*.img) as a virtual floppy drive...similar I suppose to mounting an ISO image to a virtual optical ...
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Autorun file on USB drive in OS X

I would like to have my USB flash drive auto-run a file on it when plugged in.
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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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How do I create an image of a hard drive?

I have an old laptop with a 20 GB hard drive, a spare 60 GB hard drive, and I'd like to convert the laptop to use the new larger drive by copying an image of the 20 GB drive onto the new drive and ...
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Clone entire disk to image using clonezilla and keep bootloader(s)

I have hardware issues with my notebook, so I'm sending it in tomorrow and need to backup the disk. Because I have multiple OSes installed it would be very important for me to preserve the bootloaders ...
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How can a partial image backup or restore be performed?

I want to carve out some of the unused space on the Windows partition of my computer for other use. After defragmenting the free space, there are unmoveable files roughly in the middle of the ...
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Can I copy an image of a partition into a new partition of different size?

The primary master of my NAS server is about to die (according to the S.M.A.R.T message I receive on boot). I have dutifully ordered a new drive and will replace the failing one as soon as I receive ...
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Restore/Imaging On Different Physical Machines

I've used a couple of disk-imaging tools in the past; but they always required the hardware on the machine be identical to the one that created the image. Is this still the case? I have a ...