Do i need to delete Bootcamp partitions before restoring Carbon Copy Cloner Backup

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by RWGUK, Mar 22, 2015.

  1. RWGUK macrumors newbie

    Mar 22, 2015
    Hello - anyone familiar with this scenario?

    I created a Carbon Copy Clone on the very first day I had my iMac. So it was created almost immediately after the initial boot of a brand new iMac. I then stored the clone drive away, in case I ever needed to restore my Mac to that initial Day 1 state.

    That day has come, but its now two years, and in that time I have installed BOOTCAMP, Parallels and Windows 7. That process creates another partition, and creates the required 'links' between my OSX and Windows via Parallels etc.

    So my question is this - will my original clone still work, or will it be now totally confused because of the changes I have made to my system in that time.

    I also used TIME MACHINE from Day 1 too. Am I better restoring it to my Day 1 state using that instead?

    (My system is iMac late 2012 still running OSX Mountain Lion AND by the way - its a FUSION Drive - if that makes any difference)

    Thanks in advance
  2. Fishrrman macrumors G5


    Feb 20, 2009
    I'm not a BootCamp expert, but...

    Since BC is on a separate partition, I believe you can just use CCC to "re-clone" your -original clone- back to the existing Mac partition, BUT...

    ... remember that once you do this, your Mac partition will look "just as it was", and your virtual machines -- and all other software changes you made "since the beginning" -- will be gone.

    That is, your Mac partition will be restored "as it was", not as it is today...

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