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

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    Hi,

    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:

    http://twocanoes.com/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:

    http://www.macrium.com/reflectfree.asp

    Also I am planning to get a macbook pro 13"

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

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    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

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    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

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    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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