Installing New Hard Drive and Bootcamp

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by moreofalot, May 9, 2012.

  1. moreofalot macrumors newbie

    Mar 31, 2012
    Not sure where this goes, but I am wanting to replace my harddrive and then transfer my data. I was wondering though, will I be able to transfer my bootcamp partition? And, if so can I make the partition bigger when I transfer it? Thank you for any help as I couldn't find an answer to this problem.
  2. velocityg4 macrumors 601


    Dec 19, 2004
    You can try using Norton Ghost to clone your Windows partition to the new drive. You can use any size partition you want as long as it is large than the files you are transferring. Be sure to make a 110MB partition for the boot manager and clone that as well.

    For the Mac side you should use Carbon Copy Cloner.

    Also is this a desktop Mac. If so put that old drive in a firewire enclosure (800 if you have the port). Then use bootcamp to expand the Windows partition on that drive when you remove OS X to the new drive.
  3. moreofalot thread starter macrumors newbie

    Mar 31, 2012
    Thanks for the help and nope, it's not a desktop ;)

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