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

    Oct 18, 2009
    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


    Staff Member

    Aug 16, 2005
    New England
    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.
    To be legit, you would have to have a previous license you are no longer using.


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