Need Hep Transferring my Windows stuff to a Mac

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by deejay390, May 8, 2010.

  1. deejay390 macrumors newbie

    May 8, 2010

    I am planning on getting a Mac in a few weeks time as I am going to sell my old windows 7 PC and then install Windows 7 again on my mac via bootcamp.

    Obviously when i get my mac i can easily transfer all my files onto it but I would loose all my programs. My question is if I was to create an image file of the hard drive on my windows PC could i then use that and Restore it on my Mac, obviously in a separate partition?

    I have already found a program that i believe will be able to restore my Windows image file in that separate partition, which is winclone:

    I just wanted to know if my theory would actually work. Should I have any problems?

    I will also be using Macrium Reflect to make the image file:

    Also I am planning to get a macbook pro 13"

    Thanks for any help in advance! :)
  2. Hellhammer Moderator


    Staff Member

    Dec 10, 2008
    Can't you just download the apps again? I wouldn't clone ANYTHING from other machine other than files like photos as there may be compatibility issues.
  3. deejay390 thread starter macrumors newbie

    May 8, 2010
    I've got a lot of programs on my windows PC so it would take quite a long time, i just wondered if there was a quicker way around it.
  4. RHatton macrumors regular

    Mar 30, 2009
    Louisville, KY
    You may end up with some driver issues doing it this way. It would be the best to just reload the programs into the boot camp partition.

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