Windows Vista and external hard drives and cloning!

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by sleyeu, Mar 27, 2010.

  1. sleyeu macrumors 6502

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    ok i have a windows partition with windows vista but it says its a trial version...

    so i have an old windows computer and would like to clone it's hard drive and make it bootable onto my mac. I would put that clone onto my external hard drive and then put it onto a bootcamp partition.

    is that possible?

    also, it is possible to use a windows 7 upgrade onto a trial vista.

    thanks in advance
     
  2. balamw Moderator

    balamw

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    Generally not worth it. What does work quite well, is using VMWare Converter to take a real machine to a VM, but going to Boot Camp is not generally effective since the hardware is massively different.

    W7 upgrade will install fine without any previous OS installed. http://www.winsupersite.com/win7/clean_install_upgrade_media.asp
    To be legit, you would have to have a previous license you are no longer using.

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