Want faster HD,, best way to copy old HD?

lukester

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Dec 2, 2009
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thinking about a 7200 seagate hybrid.

I have a windows partition with parallels.
I have cloning software and external HD.s.
When you clone the drive does it include the windows/bootcamp partition too?

If not what do I need to do
thanks.
 

Mal

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Cloning the Windows partition is a trickier proposition, but WinClone was originally designed for that, not sure if it's been kept up enough to work with newer systems. Basically, you'd have to set up BootCamp again, but then instead of installing Windows just clone that partition back from the disk image WinClone creates.

Also, you could boot into Windows and use a backup/clone utility to copy everything to your external, but you'd probably have to end up reinstalling Windows and just restoring your files/settings, since booting from an external doesn't really work for Windows.

jW
 

T5BRICK

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Aug 3, 2006
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Cloning the Windows partition is a trickier proposition, but WinClone was originally designed for that, not sure if it's been kept up enough to work with newer systems.
Says on the WinClone product page that it works with 10.6, 10.7 and 10.8. Should work...