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    How Do I Back Up Bootcamp?

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    How Do I Back Up Bootcamp?
    I'm running Windows on my iMac via Bootcamp.

    How do I backup my Bootcamp partition?

    SuperDuper says that it can't backup Bootcamp because it is on a different partition.

    Windows backup software, running in Bootcamp, won't work because it can't backup to a HFS-Plus drive.

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    How Do I Back Up Bootcamp?
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    How about telling us which version of Windows you're running in the Boot Camp partition?

    If you're running Windows 7, it has a very good backup program built in and also includes the ability to create a clone image of the partition. The only caveat is that the backup or image must be directed to an external drive that's formatted to NTFS.

    There's also WinClone. Free.

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    How Do I Back Up Bootcamp?

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    I'm running Vista.

    I'd like to be able to backup to a Macintosh-formatted drive that I already have. Is that impossible?

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    How Do I Back Up Bootcamp?
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    Your best bet is WinClone. It's no longer developed and there have been reports of some people having issues with it, but personally I've had none. You'll have to do a little Googling to find a download site (CNET may have it). I do recommend you back up separately anything really important from your Boot Camp partition that you can't risk losing just in case you do have a problem.

    Please verify and include the exact model/year of your Mac and OS X version number (available from "About This Mac", then "More Info" on the Apple menu).
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