Windows backup to New Mac

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by ajo, Mar 7, 2011.

  1. ajo macrumors 6502

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    My Dad has just ordered a MacBook Pro

    His Windows (Vista) backup is on an external drive. There isnt a whole lot there but is it easy/possible to restore this backup to OSX

    Thanks

    ajo
     
  2. Knoodles macrumors 6502

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    How do you mean? Do you want to use Bootcamp to run windows or do you just want to bring over data from the backup? The latter is very easy.
     
  3. ajo thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I want to just bring the data over from Vista to OSX. It is on an external just using the in built Vista Backup tool.
     
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  5. ajo thread starter macrumors 6502

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    This isn't possible. It looks like the Vista backup tool, saves everything jumbled up into a load of zips.
     
  6. satcomer macrumors 603

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    Try to find his "My Documents" in the backup because that will be where most of the personal data in Vista is kept.
     

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