Winclone & Bootcamp question - please help

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by jon08, Dec 6, 2011.

  1. jon08 macrumors 65816

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    I'm about to sell my old MBP and move to my new MBP. Before selling the old one, I'll wipe the old HDD - including the Bootcamp partition.

    Now I have a bunch of dictionaries on the Bootcamp partition that won't work on OS X and no longer have the install CDs for them (don't worry - they were installed from original CDs and no longer require the latter once installed). I would obviously NOT like to lose this Bootcamp partition specifically because of these dictionaries.

    My question is: is it possible to make a cloned bootable Bootcamp partition on my external HDD with Winclone? (the external HDD I'm using is already formatted to NTFS, by the way)

    So my idea is once I wiped my old MBP HDD and cloned the Bootcamp partition onto my external HDD, I could boot into the cloned Bootcamp partition on the external HDD.

    Does Winclone offer this option?
     
  2. johnhurley macrumors 6502a

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    Sorry no relevant information on winclone.

    If I were you I would keep the current drive and put in a replacement hard drive ( reinstall os on the replacement ) and also get an external drive caddy of some kind ( thermaltake etc ).

    I would also backup current drive windows partition by something like Norton Ghost and/or windows system imaging utility ( if you are on win 7 ). I think disk utility in mac os x can also make a copy ( disk image ) but think there are some issues with getting that bootable. Acronis also has windows imaging software but no experience on that recent Norton Ghost works pretty well.
     

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