How do I migrate to a new hard drive without having to reinstall OS X *and* Windows?

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by Spanky Deluxe, Dec 23, 2008.

  1. Spanky Deluxe macrumors 601

    Spanky Deluxe

    Mar 17, 2005
    London, UK
    I've just ordered another drive since the 160gb I allocated to OS X of my primary drive's measly 250gb of space simply isn't enough. I'll likely change my old 750gb data drive into the new primary and use my new drive as a larger data drive. I'm not really fussed about changing the size of my Boot Camp partition - I just really don't want to go through the hasselhof of reinstalling Vista and updating it etc. If it wasn't for the boot camp partition then I'd simply do a direct copy of the stuff on the OS X partition to the new drive.

    Any suggestions? I'll happily leave it sitting for a while copying stuff over but reinstalling and updating Vista, OS X and all my applications isn't really an option. :(
  2. Mackilroy macrumors 68040


    Jun 29, 2006
    I would use Disk Utility to 'Restore' the old drive to the new one - it's very easy and works perfectly. I've done that at least two or three times, and it always works. Time consuming, but it works excellently. :)

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