Like most Linux os installed on a desktop, mine originally sold with Windows installed. Now I need to use Win on a virtual machine, but I have the following problem:
- I used to have a bootable USB stick of Windows
- I made an image of it on an external hard drive
- I erased the USB stick
- I’m unable to recover it from the image: the target is smaller by a few MB.
I’m pretty sure this was a byte-for-byte copy, using
dd, so I wonder how the size discrepancy came about. It is a lost cause?