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05-15-2008, 10:44 PM

I have a macbook pro(OS X tiger) with bootcamp(Win vista), I'd like to clone this to an external USB drive, after that I'd like to boot from the external drive, is this possible with SuperDuper? Thanks,


05-15-2008, 10:45 PM
Sorry, no: we don't copy Windows volumes. We're happy to copy the HFS+ part of the drive, however!

05-15-2008, 11:00 PM
thanks for the quick reply, does that mean that:

the native OS X can be cloned to the external USB and bootable? win partition is simply ignored?

05-15-2008, 11:01 PM
Yes, as long as the USB drive is properly partitioned (as GUID) and your Mac is an Intel Mac.

05-16-2008, 04:56 AM
How about I do it another way around:

1) pull out the hard disk from macbook pro and put into a USB enclosure.
2) can I boot from this external hard disk either from OS X or Windows?
3) boot OS X from the external hard disk and clone it to a new hard disk in the macbook pro?


05-16-2008, 08:21 AM
Should be possible. Same partitioning rules apply.