MacBook Pro Harddrive Replacement with Bootcamp Partition?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Just1nCase, Jan 18, 2009.

  1. Just1nCase macrumors member

    Jul 14, 2006
    I am planning to upgrade my MacBook Pro's Hard drive (MBP 2.33Ghz generation) to a Western Digital 500GB Scorpio Blue Hard drive. Before I upgrade my hard drive, how do I format my new Hard drive and create a partition for Bootcamp before I restore my Mac backup image? Also, what is the correct way to restore my Mac once I upgrade my hard drive? Can I use my Time Machine backup or should I use SuperDuper to create a image onto my external Hard Drive in order to use it for my restore image?

    Let me know; any help is appreciated. Thanks.
  2. RAS admin macrumors regular

    RAS admin

    Sep 4, 2004
    Berkshires, Mass.
    I think the Bootcamp Assistant gives you all the tools you need to partition. I like SuperDuper but never tried Time Machine.

    Open Boot Camp Assistant located in Applications > Utilities and print out the Installation pdf. Should give all the answers you need. Your Mac OS X Install disc has the necessary Windows drivers for Bootcamp.

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