Changing HDs: Superduper or Winclone?

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by SamSchneeberger, Jan 10, 2009.

  1. SamSchneeberger macrumors member

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    I am going to be migrating hard drives, and wanted to know which program is easier to use. I heard that you can resize the windows partition with Winclone, but when you restore it you have to create a partition via boot camp that is as big as your new size will be? How is superduper?

    What would be the easiest way to recreate the partition?
    Copy to a special made parition on external HD and then copy it back?

    Sam,
     
  2. JNB macrumors 604

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    WinClone and SuperDuper! are completely different tools for different partition types. You'll need to use both.

    Make a clone of each partition using the separate tools, then restore the Mac side first with SD, launch the Boot Camp Assistant and set the Windows partition, then finally restore the Windows side from the WinClone image.
     
  3. sickmacdoc macrumors 68020

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    Be sure you note the restrictions of resizing your Windows partitions when using WinClone too- as moving to a larger partition will only work if the the partition you have cloned is NTFS. Restoring a FAT32 partition to a larger partition will cause the larger partition to shrink back the originally cloned size. Be sure to check out the FAQ section of the WinClone site.
     

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