convert to kde on Windows 7
annew at kde.org
Tue Jul 17 15:46:26 BST 2012
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On 17/07/12 13:32, Alex Schuster wrote:
> Doug writes:
>> I hope this message falls within the scope of the guidelines you
> That's okay, but there's also a kde-windows mailing list which
> might be suited better for your question:
>> I want to convert to the KDE version for Windows. However, I
>> want to be absolutely sure I can get back, if it doesn't work
>> out. (There is a program that was very difficult to install, and
>> I don't want to ever have to do it again! As well as other paid
>> programs.) In order to do that, I would like to copy the entire
>> Windows partition to an external drive. On the Windows system,
>> the drive contains Win 7 plus pclos in dual-boot configuration.
>> Can I do (from the Linux partition) dd if=sda1 of=sdb and, if
>> that is correct, would the external drive be bootable?
> I did not use Windows > XP much, but I doubt that very much. I'd
> assume that the install drive is stored somewhere, and unless you
> make /dev/sdb show up as your C: drive, this won't work. Would a
> whole drive even show up as such in Windows, or wouldn't it have
> top be a partition like /dev/sdb1?
> I'd simply do the dd command, or better something like dd
> if=/dev/sda1 of=/mnt/externaldrive/windows.dump so you can use the
> rest of the external drive for other things. And if you want to go
> back, restore that backup.
You might also want to consider http://www.partimage.org/Main_Page -
it won't produce a bootable external drive, as such, but a complete
"way back" if all goes pear-shaped.
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