Moving bootcamp partitioned hd to optibay

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by abcdefg12345, Apr 12, 2014.

  1. abcdefg12345 macrumors regular

    abcdefg12345

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    I have a macbook pro 13 early 2011 with 1 tb hdd as main drive partitioned with os x mavericks and windows 8.1 and I'm planing on getting an SSD and installing it as the main drive and replacing the optical drive with my 1tb HDD without erasing it question is will my mac boot with

    HDD in optibay
    partition 1:mavericks
    partition 2:windows 8.1

    SSD main harddrive place
    mavericks or whatever new os comes later in the year

    because i heard the macs can't boot windows from second hard drive.
     
  2. snaky69 macrumors 603

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    Your mac can boot from your second hard drive just fine, whoever told you that was full of it.

    With that said, maybe Winclone may allow you to move your bootcamp partition over to the other drive, but don't quote me on that.
     

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