Back up your Boot Camp

Paragon Boot Camp Backup of­fers a fuss-free way to back up your Win­dows

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Save your­self the has­sle of ev­ery hav­ing to re­in­stall Win­dows the long way

If you’ve set up a Boot Camp par­ti­tion with Win­dows on it, then there’s one very good rea­son why you need to in­stall Paragon Boot Camp Backup (www. paragon-soft­ware.com/home/ boot­camp-backup). Most Mac backup tools – in­clud­ing Time Ma­chine – can’t prop­erly back up your Win­dows in­stal­la­tion. In­deed, Time Ma­chine ig­nores it com­pletely. You can, of course, back up from within Win­dows it­self, but man­ag­ing your back­ups from OS X is a sim­pler, fuss-free so­lu­tion.

With Paragon, the first time you take a backup, a full drive im­age of Boot Camp is taken. Sub­se­quent back­ups are in­cre­men­tal to save disk space, al­low­ing you to record your Win­dows in­stal­la­tion at dif­fer­ent points in its life. It’s a great way to ex­per­i­ment, se­cure in the knowl­edge that if some­thing goes wrong you can quickly roll back your Win­dows par­ti­tion to a work­ing state (or re­cover in­di­vid­ual files) with­out hav­ing to leave OS X.

Here we re­veal how to cre­ate, up­date, main­tain and re­store a sin­gle backup. By chang­ing the des­ti­na­tion im­age (click Se­lect Im­age un­der Backup Boot Camp), how­ever, you can ac­tu­ally back up Win­dows to dif­fer­ent files. It’s a handy way to give you a fall-back op­tion if you’re about to up­grade to Win­dows 10, for ex­am­ple, but want to keep a sep­a­rate backup of your pre­vi­ous ver­sion – just in case. Nick Peers

Sub­se­quent back­ups are in­cre­men­tal, record­ing your Win­dows in­stal­la­tion at dif­fer­ent points

Paragon Boot Camp Backup al­lows you to back up your Win­dows par­ti­tion from OS X – and all for free.

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