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Cannot backup Windows 7 (dual-boot) image to external HD (formated as Mac OS Extended)

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I cannot backup my Windows 7 (dual-boot) image to my external HD (formated as Mac OS Extended). I installed MacDrive 8.0 hoping to solve the problem but Windows 7 gives me an error when I try to create a backup: "...drive is not formatted as NTFS, cannot use as backup...".

 

I also tried making an Image of the Windows 7 partition through Disk Utility but was not allowed to do so.

 

I am not sure where else to go from here. I need to keep my external hard drive formatted as Mac OS Extended but I also need to backup my Windows 7 partition. I only have the single external at the moment. Is there a way to backup my Windows 7 partition?

 

Thanks

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.8)

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