How to correctly backup a Windows 7 partitions where Windows Loader has been applied?

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by sum8744, Aug 27, 2014.

  1. sum8744

    sum8744 MDL Novice

    Aug 26, 2014
    I have a system with Ubuntu and Windows 7, which starts with GRUB; I've successfully installed Windows Loader.

    Now, I'd like to backup Windows, in case I want to do a quick restore (I would use Clonezilla, specifically).

    What exactly should I back up for having Windows running as before, after a restore?

    Is Windows Loader writing outside of the partition? Is it going to be fully restored in the case I only backup the Window partition? I don't really mind about GRUB, because I would reinstall it via a Linux live cd.


    ps. I hope this is the correct subforum. I couldn't post on the Windows Loader one.
  2. rEApEAt

    rEApEAt MDL Senior Member

    Jan 5, 2011
    As far as I know, Windows Loader does not write outside the Windows partition.

    Therefore, if you ever need to restore the partition from the backup, I guess you'll have no trouble. Otherwise (in case of any trouble), I think you'll be able to run again Windows Loader and activate Windows after the restore.

    I may be wrong, but again, as far as I know, you can backup your Windows partition without worrying about the DAZ loader.
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