Restore Win 7 from clone after wiping hard drive (without Win 7 disc)

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by Mr9758, Oct 2, 2010.

  1. Mr9758 macrumors regular

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    I recently had to wipe my entire hard drive. I made a clone of my Windows 7 partition before doing so, but am now unsure about how to restore it. Is it possible to restore without first installing Win 7 from scratch, i.e., is there any chance I could partition the drive using the Boot Camp utility then simply copy the entire file system over? Any other ideas?
     
  2. sup3r1or macrumors regular

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    What did you clone it with? Is the clone bootable? I would recommend some software like Acronis or Paragon (these companies) makes software that can make bootable clones.

    IF your copy is bootable then just set it as a device to boot from. Also depends what windows it is, if it is 7 you will not be able to format it into NTFS from Disk utility.
     

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