Question About Moving Lion and Bootcamp Partition to new SSD

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by LeGacY X, Jul 10, 2012.

  1. LeGacY X macrumors member

    LeGacY X

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    Hello, I'm sorry if this has been answered already, but I've been searching the forums for a while and haven't been able to find a clear answer. My roommate is getting a new SSD for his macbook and needs an easy way to move both his OSX and Bootcamp Partition to the new drive. He has a Time Machine backup, however I am under the impression that this doesn't back up his bootcamp partition. Is there any easy (and free) to do this? :confused: Thanks in advance!
     
  2. gentlefury macrumors 68030

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    Time machine will get the mac partition as it was....bootcamp is another story tho. You will need a 3rd party ghost utility for that. I just end up doing a restore for Mac and a fresh install on windows...but I only have games on the windows side...so its not too hard.
     
  3. theSeb macrumors 604

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    Winclone can do this and it used to be free, but I believe it's a paid application now. Time Machine cannot backup your Bootcamp partition. I've tried using the built-in Windows backup to do this before I knew about Winclone and it was a complete disaster since it does not just restore itself into the bootcamp partition. It insists on taking over your whole drive and I lost my OSX partition. Ooops.
     
  4. daleski75 macrumors 68000

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    Winclone is the way to go there are other methods but they are far too time consuming and could lead to data loss.
     
  5. LeGacY X thread starter macrumors member

    LeGacY X

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    Thanks for the replies. Looks like Winclone it is!:rolleyes:
     

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