Can You...

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by smoge, Jun 15, 2011.

  1. smoge macrumors regular


    Jun 14, 2011
    Can you clone your HDD/SSD of a Windows PC on a external HDD/SSD and then boot from the HDD/SSD on a mac.
  2. balamw Moderator


    Staff Member

    Aug 16, 2005
    New England
    Not quite, but you can use Parallels Transporter or VMWare Converter to take a working PC and make a Virtual Machine out of it.

    There are two main problems.

    1) getting all the hardware sorted out (which parallels/VMWare help with).
    2) licensing. Most licenses of Windows are OEM and are tied to the machine they shipped with. Again, virtualizing helps with this somewhat.


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