It appears that this drive, when connected via Thunderbolt, prevents Windows from booting. Winclone is a tool that makes Boot Camp backups super-easy. At step 9 in the described process at intowindows. Once restore was complete, rebooted into Snow Leopard from the hard drive. The example below is from a Windows 7 system but should appear similar on Windows 8. Step 4: Clone your Bootcamp partition from your internal drive to the external Thunderbolt drive. Just in case things go sideways during this process.
. Like some users asked in the forum: How can I resize my Bootcamp partition to make it larger without deleting it or reinstalling Windows? Later, you'll use the Boot Camp tools to carve off part of this new partition for Windows, and then restore your existing Boot Camp partition using WinClone. Here we take the former as an example. Thank you again, I sincerely appreciate it! It gives a false sense of security. As for the method of system migration, if you have any suggestion, you can also inform us.
If it works, and it should, all is good. This method worked for me with ubuntu and linux mint, although I haven't tried it with clonezilla. Now press the Start Clone button. The Hardware First, the hardware. Followed your instructions until I hooked up old drive with new on in laptop. If you ask Apple for help, the solution could be backup your data on the Bootcamp partition, remove it, then create a new Bootcamp partition with the size you want and reinstall Windows. Speaking of Bootcamp partition, you have to know the Boot Camp Assistant.
However, using the process outlined above will save many hours otherwise spent installing the Windows operating system and programs, personalization settings and files from scratch. Looking for software free preferred that will allow me to make the move in as few steps as possible. I am running Snow Leopard with Win 7 on Bootcamp. I'd really, really suggest copying all the data from the D partition to some other drive. When everything done shut down the machine. Press Apply to expand the Bootcamp partition.
Step 6: Click Install, and the Windows support software download will commence. So I bit the bullet on Winclone to get the new bootcamp partition to the same state as the old one. There is a lot of activity on the Forum regarding external Windows install on the new Mac Pro. I really really need some feedback. Before you start, you can make a disk defragment. And Winclone did it perfectly. Simply create a new temporary account which will be removed later, then log out of this account.
For example, my hard drive had 3 partitions, one for Mac, one for BootCamp and one can be access and modified by either Mac or Windows system. Feel free to add suggestions to the comments, and enjoy your new drive. You may underestimate the size of the Bootcamp partition when you creating the partition for Windows. I successfully made a clone copy to the new hard disk using Copy Cloner. I also tried making the partition table on the external into an mbr thinking that maybe that would make the windows-ey ness happy but then it wouldn't even try to restore to the disk.
If both Macs are on the network, the Source Mac should appear in the Sources column. Meanwhile, the appearance of offers users a wonderful experience in speed. Select your Windows installation, and you should be back to the same configuration that you had after making the backup image. In this tutorial we will review the process for migrating Boot Camp over a local network from one Mac to another. Used Utilities to Erase the new hard drive. What is the best way of migrating the windows partition? I'd read many conflicting reports on the web, some claiming they'd done it successfully, while others said it would be impossible, because Windows 7 wouldn't run from an external drive.
I have the Standard edition of WinClone. It should, in theory, be possible though. Press Next again and choose your external Thunderbolt drive your newly installed Windows 7 as the Destination Disk. In reality, it only prevents in the case of a physical drive fail. Step 3: Then in the pop-up window, you can see two sections including Source and Destination. Can Bootcamp support using a dedicated disk to install Win7? Either way Windows had to be reactivated, which is a pain since activation online never works for me anymore and I always have to activate Windows over the phone.