Backing up bootcamp image and restoring question

Discussion in 'iMac' started by L14M333, Jul 30, 2010.

  1. L14M333 macrumors member

    Feb 4, 2010
    Hello, im on a goal to resize my bootcamp partition... im running 10.6.4 with Win7 in Bootcamp... i made a mistake of only making a 80GB partition for windows 7.... now i want to make it bigger, i have read up on a number of methods but most are outdated and users report issues with windows 7 and SL so i'm a lil stuck... this is my idea

    I have 120GB unused HDD space atm so could i.. back up my 80GB partition to a DMG with disk utility then delete the old partition making the whole 200GB unallocated space... then use the bootcamp utility to re occupy the space

    then use disk utilities restore option to restore the image of the 80GB to the new 200GB partition... would this work?

    if not has anyone got any other methods to use with 10.6.4 SL and Win7?


  2. L14M333 thread starter macrumors member

    Feb 4, 2010
    can anyone help me or put me in the right direction? please

    thanks in advanced

  3. jmpage2 macrumors 68040


    Sep 14, 2007
    There are entire articles out there that have already explored this topic in great detail including gotchas, etc.

    A google search of 'migrate boot camp partition' will lead to articles about doing this, which require the use of aftermarket software to restore the Windows partition as it is not going to be successfully moved with the tools already built into OS X.

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