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xcode960 05-15-2008 11:44 PM

cloning macbook pro with bootcamp

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,


dnanian 05-15-2008 11:45 PM

Sorry, no: we don't copy Windows volumes. We're happy to copy the HFS+ part of the drive, however!

xcode960 05-16-2008 12:00 AM

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?

dnanian 05-16-2008 12:01 AM

Yes, as long as the USB drive is properly partitioned (as GUID) and your Mac is an Intel Mac.

xcode960 05-16-2008 05:56 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?


dnanian 05-16-2008 09:21 AM

Should be possible. Same partitioning rules apply.

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