Backup Hard Drive partitions and logical drives using DriveImage XML

DriveImage XML is a tiny little software used for imaging and backing up partitions and logical drives. It is easy to use and is a very reliable program for the task mentioned earlier.
This program uses Microsoft’s Volume Shadow Services (VSS) for Image creation that allows you to create safe “hot images” even from drives that are currently in use. These Images are stored in XML files, allowing you to process them with 3rd party tools. DriveImage XML can restore images to drives without any system reboot. The newer version is faster than the older ones and it also offers two different compression levels.


DriveImage XML requires Windows XP, Windows Server 2003, Vista, Windows 7, and Windows 8 to run. It can backup, image and restore drives formatted with FAT 12, 16, 32 and NTFS file systems. You can download DriveImage XML from here.

There are two Versions of DriveImage XML that are available for use:

First is the Private Edition for home users that is available for free of cost. Users are allowed to install DriveImage XML on your home PC but you cannot use it for commercial purpose. There is no availability of support for the Private Edition of DriveImage XML.

Second is the Commercial Edition which is meant for business or organization purposes and this you have to purchase from its website. It is available with 5, 10, 20, 50 and 100-user licenses. The first screen of this edition can be customized to show your name, address, support numbers, etc. The customer of the Commercial Edition is allowed to install the denominated number of copies of DriveImage XML on computers in its own organization or on customer’s computers. Support is provided by the company for the commercial edition of DriveImage XML.

Salient features of DriveImage XML

  • Backup logical drives and partitions to image files
  • Browse images, view and extract files
  • Restore images to the same or a different drive
  • Copy directly from drive to drive
  • Schedule automatic backups
  • Run DriveImage from our Runtime Live CD or a WinPE boot CD-ROM

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