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Restore to existing partition layout with Todo Bakcup or other software?

I used EaseUs Todo Backup to backup and recover several computers. Every computer has only one disk. In a few cases one had an already existing partition layout as follows: 1. Windows7 boot partition ...
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Restore my system to factory settings

I have SONY VAIO with windows 7 pre installed. I have installed the UBUNTU in other partition to work as dual boot. I am trying now to restore the factory settings with ALT + F10 which is not working ...
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How to make the Windows re-install process less time robbing?

Whenever I reinstall Windows (which happens often) I have to spend hours of configuration and installing drivers. I thought of freezing the configurated system by creating a independent clone of it ...
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Restore semi-formatted hdd

I have problems with my HDD. I tried to reinstall OS but My Windows 7 installer alerted something like "cannot write on disk without driver" while it was deleting existing partitions. Since that my ...
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672 views

Restore a Lenovo Thinkpad to Factory Settings, the first few MB of the hard drive were overwritten by dd

I was trying to make a live USB of OpenSUSE on my new Thinkpad laptop, but none of the windows tools I was trying worked. I put in a Live CD of Ubuntu 12.04 and tried to used the "dd" command to write ...
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How to restore a Windows 7 Bootcamp partition

My iMac was one of those suffering from a faulty Seagate HDD, and it failed a few weeks ago. In anticipation of getting it repaired at the Apple Store, I was able to clone the OS X partition easily ...
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If you do a full partition copy, does it copy the “deleted” files as well that can be restored

I was just wondering, if you did a full partition copy onto another hard drive, would it also copy the "deleted" data that can be sometimes recovered with recovery tools or would it just leave that ...
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How to clone a Win7 boot partition onto the SAME hard drive?

I want to have two or even three clones of my operating system partition on the same hard drive. No I don't want the clones on different hard drives. I want three partitions on one hard drive, two of ...
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Restore system disk to a larger drive failed to boot

I used DriveImage XML to backup a 40GB IDE system disk (Windows XP) and restore it to a blank 80GB IDE. After the restoration, I switched the IDE cables and made sure the system will boot to the 80GB ...
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Add a new partition to Windows [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Partition C disk running Windows 7 in half I just got a new laptop with 750GB with Windows 7 pre-installed, office and some extra apps for the laptop. The thing is I ...
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Need advice on HDD imaging software

I am trying to decide on imaging software. My system: Desktop running Vista 64 and 750GB hard drive. I need to create an image file of this entire disk, including the MBR, and put it on an external ...
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Restoring XP using Linux Live with fdisk tool

I am trying to create a restore a windows operating system using Linux Live. I have formatted the hard drive using FAT 32 format (mkfs.vfat) command. I have created the partitions using the fdisk ...
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Recover undected existing partitions

Is there anyway of restoring the partitions? They exist and have all data inside (test it with testdisk), they are three (1 linux 2 NTFS). The disk shows as unallocated/not initialized. I'd like to ...
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Is it possible to restore a Windows 7 installation from a Windows backup?

I bought an HP laptop with Windows 7 Home Premium preinstalled. It has a label with Windows serial number. However a Windows Installation DVD was not provided. I want to repartition the HDD to install ...
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Need to recreate partitions of Lenovo W520

I recently bought a Lenovo W520 and upgraded it with a SSD drive I bought from somewhere else. I imaged the drive so everything is good. The problem came when I formatted the original drive to use as ...
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sfdisk on extended and Linux swap partitions

Is it possible to perform sfdisk on Extended and Linux swap partitions? or maybe I need to remove the lines with /dev/cciss/c0d0p4 and /dev/cciss/c0d0p7 ? from the file c0d0-partition-info.sfdisk, ...
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Periodic automatic partition restoration

I am looking for some freeware / cheap software for restoring/rewriting a partition from an image file (on another partition) automatically once a a day or week. The OS to be restored is Windows XP. ...
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Make an exact copy of my current Windows 7 partition bootable on another HDD?

I have 2 HDDs: Drive A = 80GB SSD with my Windows 7 x64 and a 100MB System Partition that Windows made. Both NTFS. Drive B = 1TB HDD with a NTFS data partition. Here's what I've done so far: ...
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How to turn off System Restore and remove System Volume Information folders in Windows?

I met the same problem of not being able to shrink the Windows OS partition C: as much as I plan to due to unmovable files. Having learned from this post, I would like to "turned System Restore off, ...
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How to create Restoration Partion?

For some time now, when buying new computers (laptops in particular) from big name brands-like DELL, HP, TOSHIBA, etc.-most of them come with a "rescue" or "restore" partion instead of installation ...
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Recovering broken NTFS partition

I have been given a hard disk that needs some data restore. Let me explain the situation... The HDD's owner says the disk cannot be mounted in Windows, I suspected a power problem but verified that ...
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476 views

How to get up and running immediately from a Time Machine backup and a borrowed computer

Imagine me showing up at my friend's doorstep with a laptop in several charred pieces, an intact external drive with (phew) Time Machine backups, and a deadline in a few hours. "Quick," I say, "give ...
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How can I restore GRUB without a live CD?

I realize that this is a duplicate of a question asked before, but in that question the asker managed to find his live CD and no real answer appeared, thus I am re-asking it. I managed to screw up my ...
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How to image a Windows partition so I can browse the files later?

My laptop's current setup dual boots into Windows XP and Linux Mint. The harddrive seems to be going bad, so I want to backup all the data from the Windows partition. This laptop was a loyal servant ...
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Can SysPrep (or anything else) be used to make a Win XP partition from another computer bootable?

I've used Paragon Backup and Recovery Free as recommended to me in my other question, to backup my C: (Win XP) and D: (installed apps) partitions. Before taking the rather scary step of breaking the ...
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How to backup multiple partitions in one image and restore

I have a multi-boot system(win xp, win 7 and ubuntu). How do I get to backup those? Win xp and ubuntu 10.04 are on the same partition through wubi. And win 7 is on a different partition. What software ...
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How can I backup an Ubuntu install with multiple partitions and restore it to a single partition (or LVM)?

The title says it all: I have a machine that has several partitions. I'd like to back it all up (preferably as a single image) and restore it to a single partition/maybe LVM. I've run into more and ...
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How to copy entire disk?

Let me be straight forward. I am accepting that - I have installed iDeneb to my personal pc at home.( Just because I want to perform R & D and many experiments with os, yes I also want to learn ...
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Install Chromium OS to SECOND internal drive on EEE 901?

I am trying to install the Chromium OS on an EEE PC 901, and I have succeeded in using Image Writer for Windows 0.2r23 to copy the IMG file to an SDHC card. Since the OS speed is limited by slow card ...
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Are my Linux partitions going to be left intact if I choose to re-install windows by using the restore partition on my eee-pc 1000HE

Here's what I did: Run the computer for the first time and followed the automatic os installation Formatted the second empty ntfs partition (70Gb) Installed ubuntu nbr (jaunty) Messed around with ...
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Will installing Linux wipe my restore partition?

My old XP ThinkPad T41 needs a reinstall to deal with Windows rot. It has a restore partition that I have used before without issues. However, after tinkering with live CDs over the years and, more ...