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Backup & Restore windows systam using DiskGenius like Symantec Ghost

DiskGenius can backup a disk or a partition to an image file, and can restore from the image file to the disk or the partition, just like famous Symantec Ghost. Further more, DiskGenius alse provide a dos version program, supported reboot the computer from dos mode, all those make DiskGenius more powerful and handy than Symantec Ghost.

This article intrduce how to backup & restore windows system using DiskGenius step by step.

Making a image of "C" partition

Usually, windows system was installed on "C" partition, and DiskGenius was installed also on "C" partition if you did not changed the default setting, in this case, we recommand you make the "C" partition image under Dos mode.

If DiskGenius was not installed on "C" partition, you can make the image either under Windwos or under Dos.

The operation of DiskGenius under Dos mode is the same as under Windows.

First, reboot the computer to Dos mode, from the main menu selct "File" -> "Reboot to DiskGenius DOS version".

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Then, under DiskGenius Dos version, select the partition which windows installed, right click the mouse, select "Clone Partition to Image file" on the pop menu.

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Select a folder and name for the image file, then click "start" button, the clone will begin.

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After the cloning completed, you can reboot the computer to Windows or power off the computer

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Restore "C" partition from a image file

The operation of restore is as same as backup, only two differences.

1.Restore must be done under Dos mode;

2.Select "Restore Partition from image file" menuitem, when restore partition.

Boot from USB flash disk

Sometimes, Windows system may damaged and can not login, How should you do? making a bootable rescue USB flash disk is a goog idea, you can refer this article: How to make a bootable rescue USB flash disk using DiskGenius