Best way to clone an EFI Bootcamp partition?

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by Demigod Mac, May 28, 2016.

  1. Demigod Mac macrumors 6502a

    Apr 25, 2008
    My goal is to migrate my dedicated Bootcamp SSD to a larger SSD on a 5,1 Mac Pro. It's an EFI Windows 10, 64-bit installation.

    I've tried WinClone and Acronis TrueImage HD 2015 but they failed to clone. WinClone didn't get the EFI or MS reserved partitions; Acronis stops at 1% and said operation completed.

    Before I bang my head against this any more, have any of you successfully cloned an EFI Bootcamp to a larger drive? I have an older Macbook Pro (with its own Bootcamp) that can serve as a 'workbench' kind of machine so I wouldn't have to use the live system to do the cloning.
  2. maflynn Moderator


    Staff Member

    May 3, 2009
    I was able to resize my bootcamp partition using Winclone.
    I basically setup the bootcamp partition prior to doing the the restore and that worked well for me, i.e., run Bootcamp assistant, get to the point of windows reformatting the volume to NTFS, then boot back into OS X and restore my winclone image.
  3. Truefan31 macrumors 68040


    Aug 25, 2012
    i had success using winclone to migrate/restore my internal bootcamp partition to an external ssd. This was over thunderbolt.
  4. VaZ macrumors member


    Aug 31, 2012
    Strange mine didn't seem to want to boot externally after a bootcamp clone..
  5. Riwam macrumors 6502a


    Jan 7, 2014
    Basel, Switzerland
    Hello Mr. Flynn
    Since you possess the technical knowledge I do not have, would you be so kind to read my post in my thread "Need help to install Windows in a MP 6.1"? :rolleyes:
    I am confident that with your skills you might be able to help me to find a way to perform the intended task o_O
    I apologize to use your time.;)
    Thank you very much in advance! :)

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