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Is it possible to create a snapshot (just as VirtualBox does) of a real Windows system as of the state this very moment?

If I hibernate, RAM at the moment is dumped to the hard disk. Is it possible to dump this on demand, continuing the system usage?

One idea would be creating the hibernation files without actually shutting down the system. Can they be generated without actual hibernation?

Potential usage: saving in-progress operation which can't be saved the usual way.

  • Nope. These are about dumping the Windows partition (backing up), mine is about creating a snapshot of the RAM (so in particular the current state of the open apps) – marmistrz Aug 14 '14 at 17:38
  • The question says: of a real system (not virtualized), so the question is still open. And PLEASE, DO NOT MARK IT AS A DUPLICATE WHEN IT ISN'T ONE. – marmistrz Aug 15 '14 at 6:19
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    And restoring and dumping one process? Is it feasible? – marmistrz Aug 15 '14 at 11:41