Any way to boot existing Windows HD from my Mac?

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by Droooooj, Jul 19, 2014.

  1. Droooooj macrumors regular

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    My mate's Windows 7 laptop won't get past the bootup sequence without shutting itself down (some overheating issue).

    Can I take the HD out, put it in a USB enclosure and somehow boot it from my Mac?

    Or is there any way to make a back up or clone via my Mac, just so we can make sure his data's safe?
     
  2. simsaladimbamba

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    Booting is probably a big no, but there may be a complicated workaround somewhere to be found.

    As for data backup, either do it by hand via Finder or look into WinClone.
     
  3. Droooooj thread starter macrumors regular

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    Via Finder will I be able to see the drive and its data if I just put it inside a USB enclosure? Will it just mount like a USB stick does?
     
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    Yes.
     
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