Making a Disk Image of Windows

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by aaron.lee2006, Jun 19, 2007.

  1. aaron.lee2006 macrumors 65816

    aaron.lee2006

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    Hey guys. My new replacement MacBook Pro is coming in soon and I don't want to have to go through all the trouble of re installing windows and all my applications. Is there any way to make a disk image of windows and then just put it right back where it came from on BootCamp with no problem?
     
  2. mags631 Guest

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    There are free (Clonezilla) and commercial (Norton? Ghost) software packages that will do this. However, you need to proceed carefully because I'm sure that these packages haven't been tested on a blended Mac environment. I question the value of saving time versus the risk of doing something like this -- but that trade-off decision is yours to make.

    When you ghost, it will save a bit copy of the partition (or drive, but you want partition) off to somewhere, usually another partition or external hard drive. You'll need to make a partition at least the same size (and you can choose bigger if you want) on your new machine before recreating it.

    If it were me, I would reinstall Windows to clean out the clutter, etc. You would likely notice better performance in Windows with a new install...

    Good luck!
     
  3. xUKHCx Administrator emeritus

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    I have done it with Winclone in the past. It is a very quick procedure, took 20 minutes to make the image and about 15 to put it back.
     

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