Clone win Laptop, restore to boot camp?

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by mgradilone, Aug 28, 2012.

  1. mgradilone macrumors newbie

    Feb 4, 2009
    Has anyone been able to clone a laptop (in my instance a dell) and restore it to a bootcamp partition? I am now allowed to use my MBP boot camp partition for a work computer, but i need to clone my current laptop to save alot of reqork for configuration, re-installs, etc.

    I was thinking norton ghost might be able to do it? Image the old to the network, then boot ghost via usb in the boot camp install, and ref the network for the reinstall?
  2. balamw Moderator


    Staff Member

    Aug 16, 2005
    New England
    Moving Windows between hardware configurations isn't generally supported, breaks activation in many cases and IMO isn't usually worth it. Windows (at least 7 and lower) just isn't designed with portability in mind, in fact quite the opposite.

    If you do want to try it out, go for it, use SYSPREP before you make your image and see what kind of mess you get yourself into. ;)


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