I just bought a new laptop with Windows 8 preloaded but without an actual Windows disk. I would obliterate the whole thing, but I need to use Visual Studio for one of my classes and the most recent version doesn't play well with wine (appdb).
I don't need to clone my whole harddrive, in fact I've already dd'd the recovery partition (which is all I really need). I just want to make a backup of my actual partition table so I can restore the recovery partition to the same place Windows originally put it.
EDIT: Additionally, does anyone know where Windows 8 actually stores it's bootloader so I can make a backup of that as well?