Moving Bootcamp Drive from 3,1 to 5,1 MP

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by scotttaylor, Sep 13, 2012.

  1. scotttaylor macrumors newbie

    Aug 15, 2010
    I'm upgrading my MP from a 3,1 to 5,1 and was wondering if I could just move my Windows 7 Bootcamp drive from the 3,1 into the 5,1? If it's not as simple as dropping the drive in the new machine what do I need to do? Do I need to run the Bootcamp driver installer once the drive is installed in the new machine to update the drivers for the different H/W configuration? Or is this a case of just having to reinstall Windows from scratch?
  2. El Awesome macrumors 6502

    El Awesome

    Jul 21, 2012
    I tried moving windows from a HDD to a SSD and it failed completey. I had to reinstall all my windows apps and stuff.

    If you can still access your original windows, try to use Windows Easy Transfer.

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