Bootcamp won't show after transferring data to new bootdrive

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  1. arrow_why macrumors newbie

    arrow_why

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    Hi! My machine is an old mid-2010 MacBook Pro running 10.10.5. I recently had an SSD installed and used that as my new boot drive while I had my old HDD w a Windows 7 partition in it still intact. I migrated and deleted all the OSX content from my old HDD to my SSD. Restarted and held down the "option" key but the Windows partition won't show.



    Basically, I know I kinda messed up something up by deleting *everything* on my old HDD's OSX partition. Is there any way I can remedy the situation and have my Windows partition bootable again?
     
  2. chscag macrumors 68000

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    You'll need to reinstall Windows 7 using the Boot Camp assistant. When you migrated from your old HDD to the new SSD, the Windows 7 partition and data was lost. You should have used WinClone to image (copy) your Windows 7 partition and then reinstate it on the new SSD.
     
  3. arrow_why thread starter macrumors newbie

    arrow_why

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    I still have my old HDD, windows partition and all, internally. I can still access the Win7 partition from Finder, Disk Utility, and Bootcamp Assistant.

    I really dont want to reinstall Windows cos of how much a hassle it has been because I don't have a Superdrive and that's what my machine is telling me to do
     

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