Migrating Windows install to new hard drive

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    I've got a 500 GB drive, currently partitioned for Windows 7 and Mac OS X.

    I've bought a new 750 GB drive. I figure I can use Restore from Time Machine Backup for my OS X partition, but that won't work for Windows.

    What's the best way to migrate the Windows partition?
     
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    Hmm... any way that doesn't require an intermediate disk image?
     
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    You could just move the files you need in Windows to OS X partition and reinstall Windows and then move the files back. Or use Winclone
     
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    When I went from 320 GB to 500 GB, I just did the Windows partition first using the extra space on the new HDD for the image.

    Partition the drive GPT make space for OS X (HFS+) and Windows (FAT32).
    Create the Winclone image from old drive to new blank HFS+ partition.
    Restore image from new HFS+ partition over new FAT32 partition.
    Delete Window image from new HFS+ partition
    Use CCC/SuperDuper to clone your old Mac OS drive to the new one. (Or use Time Machine if you really want to.)

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