Replacing bootcamp HD

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by irishgrizzly, Dec 7, 2010.

  1. irishgrizzly macrumors 65816

    irishgrizzly

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    I've got a Mac Pro with a dedicated HD for Windows. I'm thinking of upgrading the HD and would like a option to copy the HD similar to CCC on the Mac side. Is this possible? Is it tricky keeping the bootcamp link?
     
  2. balamw Moderator

    balamw

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    Mac Pros with separate HDDs don't really need any magic for the "Boot Camp link".

    Which Windows is it? Is your dedicated HDD formatted GPT or MBR?

    For a one-time upgrade, I'd recommend you take a look at Acronis True Image with Plus Pack. They don't officially support Macs, but as long as you run it under Windows and include the Plus Pack to support GPT it should work well.

    If cost is an issue and you want to try something cheap, you might want to give clonezilla a look-see. http://clonezilla.org/ It has been a while since I used it myself, but it could work fine for your application.

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  3. irishgrizzly thread starter macrumors 65816

    irishgrizzly

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    Windows 7 Ultimate and I think it's GPT.

    I might go for a clean install, but thanks for the suggestions.
     

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