Hard Drive Upgrade for MacBook Question

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by AZJayhawk, May 12, 2007.

  1. AZJayhawk macrumors newbie

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    I haven't seen this particular issue discussed in prior threads.

    I intend to purchase a new 200GB HD to install in my MacBook.....My plan is to place the new drive in an enclosure and then clone the existing HD to the new drive using SuperDuper.

    My question is this - Since I currently use BootCamp and dual boot into Windows XP, will the cloning procedure also transfer BootCamp and Windows XP to the new drive?

    Or, once I have put the new HD in my MacBook, will I have to reinstall BootCamp and Windows?
     
  2. heySparky macrumors regular

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    That's a good question

    I would think that everything on the original drive will be copied onto the new drive.

    I just did that with my MB. Bought a Seagate 160 and a Macally external case. I put the new drive in the case, used Superduper to clone the original to the new drive, then swapped the drives. The MB booted right up with the new HD. It did take close to 2 hours to clone the drive which seemed like a long time.

    I don't have windows installed, so I'm not certain about your question, but I'm sure someone who does will answer.
     
  3. AZJayhawk thread starter macrumors newbie

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