Help! Bootcamp - Restoring Windows

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by Hawkeye8888, Aug 3, 2014.

  1. Hawkeye8888 macrumors newbie

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    Hello,

    I need some help with restoring Windows 7 from a disk image. The problem is that I can't reinstall windows (no internal optical drive because of dual hard drive). I did manage to get windows installed by making some temporary hardware changes that I would rather not repeat. Is there a way to restore a Windows image without a disk? Or perhaps I could restore it on another machine and then clone it back to my hard drive? Thanks for the help.

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    (Here are my specs)
    Macbook Pro Mid-2012
    OSX Mavericks (most current version)
    Processor 2.9 GHz Intel Core i7
    8GB Ram 750gb HDD and 256gb SSD
     
  2. maflynn Moderator

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    The only option of reinstalling windows, is to pull the hard drive, and put the optical drive back.
     
  3. laurihoefs macrumors 6502a

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    Sorry, this post won't help you much right now, but after you have reinstalled Windows, I heartily recommend you check out Winclone. It's $29.99, but saves you this trouble in future...
     
  4. Hawkeye8888 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Solution

    I just ordered a new optical drive cable - this will allow me to simply plug into the motherboard without having to dismantle the entire computer to use the optical drive "internally".
     

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