describes the process of creating an exact copy of a data storage media.

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Can I get Windows Backup and Restore to save more than one system image backup on a single drive?

I've been using legacy (Windows 7) Backup and Restore on a Windows 10 Pro system to generate system image backups that can be restored from bare metal. A major limitation of the tool, however, is that ...
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Windows 10 Image (WIM) validation

Years ago one could use ghost to image a drive and then hash the result. When the image was restored, the new drive could also be hashed to validate the integrity of the image. Is there any similar ...
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Preventing Windows XP sysprep automatic shutdown

I'm trying to image a Windows XP system (yes, I know...) for distribution to other machines. The software I plan to use to take the image is one that images a running system using the volume shadow ...
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Imaging Windows 7 with system image vs Sysprep

So in our environment we currently have a standard imaging procedure that uses audit mode and then syspreping the image and using ghost to save the image. We have a new guy trying to get us to use ...
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Imaging Surface Pro 4 with USB Hubs

Here's the story... At work we are starting to deploy Surface Pro 4s and our imaging server doesn't support booting from UEFI BIOS (its a Dell K2000). The only way to get it to work is to boot the ...
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Chrome not updating after cloning on OS X

I am deploying OS X images using deploy studio. after the image is deployed, Chrome sees itself as updated, even when the version is out of date. is there any specific file/folder that i can change or ...
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Should I expect any problems with my system after successfully restoring an image? (Via Clonezilla)

Essentially the title; my goal is to run Clonezilla Live from a flash drive, then image my Ubuntu install from my internal HDD to a partition on my external HDD. Once I restore my Ubuntu install on ...
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Macrium Reflect : Formatting type upon restoration?

I have Macrium Reflect free edition. For those who already used it, while restoring, the backup image should be dragged on a free unallocated space on the target disk and so an implicit (partition) ...
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How do incremental imaging programs know what changed?

When you tell an imaging program like Macrium Reflect to create an incremental backup, how does it figure out which clusters have changed on the volume since the last backup? For example, does it look ...
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10.11 Prohibitory Symbol after Reimage or Kernel Panic on NetBoot

I apologize if this is convoluted. I've tried so many different ways of getting this to work that I'm getting them all mixed up. With the launch of Mac OS 10.11 El Capitan, we've encountered some ...
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Create image from encrypted linux disk using windows

My system is a Linux / Windows x64 dual boot PC. It has two disks, one for Windows 7, one for Linux. The Linux disk has one unencrypted partition (boot) and one encrypted partition (home, root, ...). ...
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Adjusting 10.10 Desktop Change Python Script

I'm not fantastic in Python and I'm currently using a script based off of https://gist.github.com/gregneagle/6957826. I'm looking to make one change to the Desktop Image Dictionary Keys option in ...
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Is it possible to restore an image from Acronis into a single partition, instead of the whole disk?

I haven't worked with Acronis yet (or any other OS cloning software), but as far as I know, it has to be restored on a blank HDD instead of a single partition (out of 2 or more). So, is that possible ...
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How to clone Windows HDD to a smaller SSD with Windows built in tool

I would like to move my OEM Windows from a big HDD to a smaller SSD. Windows 7 + SP1 has a built in toool. My problem is that it could not find a way for it to make an image file only of the used ...
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What's the simplest way to capture an image of an OS and apply it to another drive? [duplicate]

I have a 1 TB hard drive with OS installed (Windows Server 2012 R2), several partitions, dynamic disk. All I want to do is back everything up so I can basically clone it to a bigger drive. However, ...
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Ways to purge data on restart, shutdown, and logoff

What ways can do such thing as reverting(quickly) a pc's state back to an image on logoff, shutdown and restart. Those pc's(runs windows 7) that I talked about are connected to a server. Students ...
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Access data from a linux partition inside an image without root privileges

I have a whole-drive image file containing a partition table and some partitions. I would like to list and read files from an ext2/ext3 partition inside this file. Using root priveleges, it is ...
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Windows 7 cannot create system image after sysprep

I have 2 PCs of the same make and model from Acer. I lost the admin password on PC-01 and I cannot do a factory restore via F8 (no alt-F10, no password reset disk), so I am thinking to do a sysprep /...
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'dd' command on Damn Small Linux?

I looked at the package list of DSL, and I don't see 'dd'. For example I would like to restore /dev/sdb from an .img file like so: dd bs=1M if=/home/myname/image.img of=/dev/sdb What command do I ...
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Imaging UEFI computers

We are buying computers for a new building, but our current imaging software, Symantec Ghost Solution Suite 2.5, does not support imaging of UEFI computers. I’m hesitant to dummy down 300-500 ...
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Is imaging independent of partition size?

Let's assume this scenario. A partition of 100GB, 50GB are used and 50GB are free. If I do the image of the system, could I then resize the partition to 75GB and be able to restore the image? Or is it ...
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Windows disk imaging software which can save drivers and boot sector separately during backup?

I tried cloning an SSD from one laptop to a similar laptop. The laptop is running Windows 7 Enterprise. The second laptop has a larger and different model SSD. Both laptops have only a single drive, ...
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Is there a way to image or clone a Windows 8 tablet that runs off eMMC storage?

I am attempting to image or clone Windows 8 tablets that run off eMMC storage. The specific device in use in an Asus Vivotab Smart that runs Windows 8 Core. Having attempted traditional imaging ...
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Can i make the image of linux centos from AWS with imaging software

I have the centos 6.3 in Amazon ec2. Now is it possible to make the image of centos using some imaging software like acronis(any free? alternative)) then I can restore it on my virtual machine ...
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Can Clonezilla clone a computer that is running live over a network? Can anything?

I saw a similar but not duplicate question. Is it possible to use Clonezilla to clone a computer over the network? Now I have to boot into the CD like always, but wondered if it could be done. If ...
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I do not have a restore partition on my r519

Any information you give me would be greatly appreciated. I bought my notebook second hand. There isn't a hidden partition on the drive. I know there are tools like Norton Ghost/Acronis, but I would ...
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Cloned Windows 7 Hard Drive Won't Boot

I have been trying for about three weeks to clone a Windows 7 hard drive to get it to run in another computer. Where I work, we have 600+ computers that need Windows 7 installed on them before support ...
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How to mass-produce a pre-made computer image with hardware?

I've created a product running on Linux that I'd like to be able to mindlessly "image", then drop onto similar computer systems. I was hoping you guys could help me with the following: Is there a ...
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How to create an image/installer of multiple installed programs on Windows 7 for free?

Note: Without creating a fresh new image. I have a base Windows 7 OS (with some software) I want to install multiple applications (20-30), and then capture all these installations in a single image/...
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Windows Deployment Server-RAID Controller

I am to attempting to install Windows 7 onto Dell Workstations using WinPE drivers injected into a Deployment Workbench. Despite injecting the RAID card drives (Perc 310 to be specific) I cannot get ...
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imaging Windows XP

We have a number of old gateway computers that came with Windows XP. We would like to make an image of one of these machines to speed up repairs on all the rest. Will running sysprep on windows XP ...
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Creating Mountable Image of a Partition?

I'm after a way to do a quick dump of a users HDD (typically NTFS, but sometimes HFS) on to an external drive or a network location, that saves an image of the contents of the drive so I can pick ...
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New Task Sequence Wizard

How should/do I fill this out? I cannot find anything the helps me understand what I should put on this page. For Example **Full Name** Whose name or Full Name of what **Organization** I will use ...
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Use Windows 7 System Image on another identical pc?

We just purchased a bunch of new PC's in bulk and I have one computer setup the way I like with all of our company software. I want to push the System Image I created in Windows 7 onto the remaining ...
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Windows 7 and Ghost

I am in charge of prepping Win 7 for our environment and before I get started there are a few items I need some help with. We have 90+ license keys but I do not want to use any to test with and the ...
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How does Windows know it should restart after a disk re-imaging?

I have been using some disk imaging software (Ghost 8.0) to clone a Windows XP Embedded image. I noticed that even if I capture a disk image from a computer and then transfer that image back to the ...
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How do I create a bootable .wim from Win 7 system image?

I was given an assigment to create a clean install of Windows 7, take a system image of it and make it a bootable image, so it can be booted from our local server. I've readed a few tutorials, but ...
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What software allows reliably re-image 40+ computers? [closed]

I often have batches of laptops/PC's to re-image and have tried various methods, but each of them has been problematic and often take more time to troubleshoot than it would have been to image them ...
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How can I copy my Windows installation to a smaller HDD?

I'm almost certain my "new" hard drive I bought last August is the cause of constant BSODs. I've re installed Windows and they keep happening, so... I have a smaller hard drive (320gb vs the "new" ...
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Imaging HP Laptops using WDS server

I am using a 2008 r2 server to run as my Windows Deployment service. I have imaged successfully desktops. I am now trying to deploy an Image to hp Laptops and am finding that after the imaging has ...
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FOG to deploy only the first partition of HDD

i am using FOG (free opensource ghost) for cloning computers i want to image only the first partition of my HDD which would be my system drive c: i have tried all the options size partition(...
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Cloning/Imaging a drive

What software is best to clone and image a drive and then copy it to another drive? How hard is it to do? Are there any steps I need to do to make it easier to do? Example: copy a desktop setup to a ...
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How can I distribute a disk image to hundreds of computers efficiently? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Computer refresh - Efficiently cloning 60 indentical computers I'm not too sure how. I must use an open source program. I heard clonezilla is good choice. Are there any ...
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How do I transfer a file from to another computer using WinPE command line?

I want to develop a custom image for Windows 7 and I am following this guide I am having a problem with the last step. After I create the "install.wim" image at the root of my hard disk I need to ...
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Computer disk cloning/imaging [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to take an image of an hard drive partition I am relatively new to the idea of disk cloning/imaging so bear with me. I am trying to create an image of a computer that ...
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how universal is hard drive cloning?

is there any universal software for reading a hard drive image so I know it's ok and don't have to rely in one particular piece of software? like ISO is universal for CDs and if one wanted, one can ...
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Does backup by full disk image even make sense wrt Windows activation?

Tools like Acronis promise to enable you to restore the PC to a running state in no time, because when your hardware is defect, you just replace it and restore the backup and everything's fine. ...
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What is a golden bitstream

In the context of boards, like framegrabbers.... if the bitstream fails it will go through the golden bitstream.... Something like that, can anyone put some light on this matter for me ? I remember ...
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Where can I store driver files so that Windows sees them when it 'searches automatically' for them?

I am in the process of creating a few generic images and I have downloaded all the drivers for all the models of machines we use here. I can extract these drivers to any location but I am not sure ...
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Error When Trying to Restore Image Using Clonezilla

I have two Dell Dimension 4700 computers. One has a 83GB IDE drive, the other an 80GB SATA drive. I created a 20GB partition on the IDE computer and installed Windows XP on it. I used Clonezilla to ...