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Installation tips for a 10.5/Boot Camp hard drive upgrade Install
I just upgraded my MacBook Pro to a new hard drive and wanted to share the easy way I used to get everything back on the new drive. I had researched this topic and many of the articles I found were old. This method definitely works with the latest software used as of March, 2009. In my case, I'm running OS X 10.5 with a Boot Camp partition running Windows.

Assumption: You have a Time Machine backup of OS X on a separate FireWire/USB drive.

Before removing the old hard drive, you need to back up your Windows installation. (OS X is covered by Time Machine, so no worries there.) Use Winclone to image your Windows Boot Camp partition to your external FireWire/USB drive. Then replace the old hard drive with the new hard drive.

Begin install of 10.5, and after the language selection screen, choose Restore from Backup from the menu at the top of the screen (mouse over that area to see the menu). Choose the Time Machine backup you want to restore from. It took an hour or two for a 120GB OS X backup to be restored. At this point, OS X is back exactly as it was, except for minor things like Spotlight indexes. So go ahead an log in.

Now run Boot Camp Assistant and create a partition for Windows -- it can be larger than your previous partition without causing any problems. Then use Winclone to restore your Windows image to the new Boot Camp partition. This took about 90 minutes for my 32GB backup. When done, boot into Windows. It may want to check the disk; I let it do so. When this task finished, Windows rebooted and everything worked great -- it even expanded the Windows disk for me from my original 32GB to 40GB.
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Installation tips for a 10.5/Boot Camp hard drive upgrade
Authored by: deh2k on Mar 19, '09 09:17:48AM

Don't forget to de-authorize the various applications that require it before you remove the old drive. Examples are the iTunes Store and many Adobe applications. I wish that Apple had this functionality built into the OS so you could not have to remember which ones to do and how to do them. Or better yet, have a way to transfer them all at once to the new machine.



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Installation tips for a 10.5/Boot Camp hard drive upgrade
Authored by: TheCrunge on Mar 19, '09 12:53:11PM

You don't have to deauthorize iTunes if you change the HD. As far as iTMS goes, it's the same computer.



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Installation tips for a 10.5/Boot Camp hard drive upgrade
Authored by: imageworx on Mar 19, '09 09:44:39AM

I was just wondering how to backup a bootcamp to an upgrade. Thanks! However, twocanoes.com seems to be offline (getting error). Anyone else?

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Installation tips for a 10.5/Boot Camp hard drive upgrade
Authored by: haralds on Mar 19, '09 11:19:28AM

I find that using WinClone and CarbonCopy Cloner is the ticket. I use an external or network drive for WinClone backup (in fact, I back up my Windows this way frequently), and an external drive enclosure to duplicate OS X on the old drive. Here is my process:
WinClone
- if you are planning on reducing the partition, you need to Shrink the filesystem first.
- back up the WIN partition
Hardware
- Remove the old drive and place it into the external housing. I find that reading large amounts of data from the USB drive seems faster and more reliable than writing to it.
- Install the new drive.
- Plug in the external housing and boot from the old drive.
HFS Plus Cloning
- Partition your new drive - note partition tips below. Use BootCamp to create the Windows partition. It will be FAT32, but that does not matter. WinClone will restore to whatever format you had.
- Use CarbonCopyCloner to cipy your old OS X to the new drive. In my case, all activations etc. were retained.
- Shut down and boot from the new drive. Leave the old drive untouched for a few days in case of unforesee problems.
WinClone
- Use Winclone to restore the windows partition. Reboot from Windows, and be prepared for a long file system check on the first or second boot. My 100GB partition took 3-4 hours. Nothing will be wrong, it's just Windows (Vista n my case...)

If you want more than one HFS Plus partition, create a single partition first, then create the WIN partition with Boot Camp, then you can shrink the HFS Plus partition and add more.





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WIN backup for upgrade
Authored by: haralds on Mar 19, '09 11:23:44AM

I presume with upgrade you mean hardware?

WinClone should handle partition fine. The Apple Driver set handles all Apple systems, but you might run into a problem with Windows config anyway.

If that is the case, try uninstalling the Apple Boot Camp drivers before WinCloning, and reinstalling after booting the new system after the restore.

You will likely face reactivation.



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Installation tips for a 10.5/Boot Camp hard drive upgrade
Authored by: morganew on Mar 27, '09 07:44:43AM

Confused as to why you have to pull the drive before doing the Winclone step. Why can't you just:

1. Put new drive in external enclosure
2. Initialize new drive, making sure to select partition, options... and select GUID
3. Use CCC to clone the mac side of the drive
4. boot off the new drive still in external enclosure, use bootcamp tools to create bootcamp partition.
5. Use Winclone to clone the XP/Vista side of the disk
6. THEN install drive into new machine.

Are there any reasons this won't work?



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Installation tips for a 10.5/Boot Camp hard drive upgrade
Authored by: morganew on Mar 27, '09 09:15:22AM

Ok, I can answer my own question. The bootcamp tool won't work with an external drive.



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