Ok, ONE question with moving bootcamp partition

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  1. mtasquared macrumors regular

    mtasquared

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    Gentle readers, will this work, yes or no:

    I currently have made an image of my boot camp partition using Carbon Copy Cloner. If I delete the partition with bootcamp assistant in OSX, then create a brand new bootcamp partition on another internal drive in my mac pro using bc assistant, and then restore the image to that new partition while in OSX, will I succeed in creating a bootable bootcamp partition without having to reinstall windows/apps??



    Yes or no, that's all I ask. Thanks for your consideration. :apple:
     
  2. Quackers macrumors 6502a

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    I would think it will copy over to the new drive ok but it would probably not boot as the mbr would not be correct.
    However, running the automatic repair function of the Windows installer would possibly fix it (assuming it's not an EFI booting Windows). The repair function may need to be run up to 3 times in total.
     
  3. mtasquared thread starter macrumors regular

    mtasquared

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    Thanks very much for the info! i guess the question would be how to fix the mbr after copying over to the new partition. I'm researching gptdisk and AOMEI Partition Assistant right now...
     
  4. Quackers macrumors 6502a

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    If it's a bios compatibility installation (normal through Bootcamp) you might need to run the automatic repair function up to 3 times. This is available on the Windows install disc/usb.
    If it's an EFI installation it's more involved.
     

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