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I have 2 partitions on my computer. One with mac os x, another for Windows XP. I want to replace the disk with another one and I wanted to know if Time Machine will be able to restore the Windows partition too?

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Winclone 3 is the best way to backup/restore a Windows Boot Camp partition. I have used it numerous times to restore such a partition.

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No Time Machine does not restore whole partitions: it backs up files and directories on mounted drives and restores files and directories.

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You can create an image of the Windows partition with DiskUtility, backup the image (copy it on a different disk) and restore it later.

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I though that Disk Utility has some limitation about Windows format... but maybe these limitations are only about "fixing" and "repairing" problems, but can clone it without problem? –  Rabskatran Jun 22 '12 at 9:37
    
As far as I know it should be able to create the image but I would test the whole process with an external disk or USB key (create a FAT or NTFS partition, create the image, format and restore) to be sure it works. No guarantees. –  Matteo Jun 22 '12 at 10:07

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