Disk image of Vista

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by dimme, Jun 12, 2007.

  1. dimme macrumors 65816

    Feb 14, 2007
    SF, CA
    Does any one know of any tools to take a disk image of Vista in boot camp so I can rsize my Windows partition with out reinstalling. Something like carbon copy cloner or Ghost.
  2. mark-itguy macrumors regular

    Mar 22, 2007
    If you're an IT person, and know what Windows PE 2.0 is, I can tell you that if Windows is set to the boot partition, a PE 2.0 CD will indeed boot. BartsPE may or may not, haven't tried. In any case, get some PE based CD to boot, map to a network drive with the wired Ethernet, and then use ImageX or Ghost or whatever you prefer.

    Of note, the wired Ethernet NIC in the new Santa Rosa based Macs is not supported in Vista, so if you have one, you'll have to add drivers to your boot CD, [since PE 2.0 is based on Vista].

    There may be an easier way from within OS X, since the Windows partition is mounted. I just haven't looked into it. The above meathod is what I use for metal box PC's...

    Good Luck!

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