Re-install BootCamp and saved windôze data after HD reformat?

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by Apfelweie, May 20, 2013.

  1. Apfelweie macrumors newbie

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    Hi gals and guys

    A couple of month ago as my MacBook Pro was getting slower and slower, filled to the brim, and I did some maintenance: cleared all caches, repaired disk and permissions with disk utility, and also defragmented the disk with iDefrag.
    This finally led to the Mac not booting anymore, so I had no other choice than to reformat the drive and install all my stuff again (back-ups from different sources, a couple of days filled with fun ;)

    My Mac runs great now, but I need to re-install my BootCamp partition with Windows XP and all the applications and documents I had. I had backed-up the BootCamp partition on an external disk by just copying the contents, check the picture below of what I'm seeing.

    Now the tricky bit… can I reconstruct my BootCamp partition with its data as it was before, if yes how? Steps?


    Thanks so much for any hint and trick :cool:
     

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  2. joec1101 macrumors 6502

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    Download Winclone (the paid version). IIRC, it's about $30.00 and well worth the money. It makes an image of your Windows installation which you can use to restore back to the Bootcamp partition after you resize & reformat the partition. I never had any luck with the free version, but I can tell you the paid version works perfectly. I've used it a few times to restore my Windows back to Bootcamp.
     
  3. marikavs macrumors member

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    free Winclone 2.3.1

    Winclone 2.3.1 (free) worked just fine for me with XP and SL.
    It did, however, take a while for "things" on XP to settle down.
    (A while meaning a few restarts--over a few days.)
     
  4. joec1101 macrumors 6502

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    I've heard this from others as well. I'm guessing the free version doesn't support Win 7 or greater.
     
  5. marikavs macrumors member

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    XP, not 7 (or greater)

    Correct (I think.) Because the OP (Apfelweie) specifically mentioned XP I thought I'd set his/her mind at ease. However, theres' no mention of which OS X, so I thought I'd spell out that I used Snow Leopard for the free version. I'm not sure that would work with Lion or Mountain Lion. If you use either of those I think you get support (from Apple) ONLY for Windows 7 or greater in Bootcamp. The free version of Winclone would then not work.
     

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