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About copy paste oses

by danio-klein / January 29, 2016 8:21 AM PST

Are there any operating systems that i can just copy its data without going through the install procedure to the hard drive and succesfully boot ? Because iam using knoppix 5.1.0 right now and i got rid of my xp fullfiled with viruses Sad and i want to install Syllable os but i remind myself that i have an install cd of it but i cant find it anywhere Sad and i only have one dvd-cd drive hence knoppix should be inside the drive at all times and i want to burn another cd of syllable os but i just dont know how Sad and if there are any oses with that kind of idea as i mentioned, then please recommend me some Happy

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Now re-write this so I can understand what you want to do.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 29, 2016 8:32 AM PST
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Maybe you downloaded some other OS and need to burn that but your Knoppix is in the drive.

FIX! Create a bootable USB instead. 8GB USB sticks are now seen at checkout counters for a few dollars.

Second FIX! Use the TO RAM feature. Here's the Knoppix note on that.

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Yes, but you have to do it
by James Denison / January 29, 2016 9:13 AM PST
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You can use Easus Todo to create backup of an entire drive. It will also create a "rescue disk" which you can boot to, then run the program to reinstall the drive as it was before. I've made "restore" disc like that for computers I've sold or given away to people. The reason I rarely do that for myself is because usually after reloading a drive that way, you then still have to update all the programs you'd previously installed and in that case I'd rather just do an install of the basic OS and then get the latest programs and install them.

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