Model A1312 / Mid 2011 / 2.7 & 3.1 GHz Core i5 or 3.4 GHz Core i7 Processor, ID iMac12,2

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How to clone partitioned HD to new SSD (Windows and OSX via Bootcamp)

I recently added a SSD to my 27" iMac. It is a second drive as the original 1TB HD is still installed as well.

I have a partitioned HD that runs Windows 7 in addition to OSX via Bootcamp.

I need to do 3 things and none of them seem as easy as I expected:

1. Transfer all OSX and Windows data to the new SSD.

2. Set the new SSD as the boot-able drive.

3. Wipe the original HD clean and partition it so that some storage is for OSX and some is for Windows.

If this is not possible then I am willing to delete OSX completely from this machine and only transfer over Windows 7. I never use OSX on this machine.

Any help would be appreciated.

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I have tried exactly what you are talking about for a customer's iMac. From what I found the first thing you need to do is make a clone image of Bootcamp. You can also use WinClone if you want to pay for the software.

Next what you will need to do is clone the rest of your OSX using Carbon Copy Cleaner (Easiest program and free YAY). Clone your old drive to the target drive, then boot up OSX and install the image of Bootcamp and put it where you need it to go.

Mayer's answer is pretty solid as well, if you are strictly running Windows, I would sell the iMac and pickup any Windows machine for 1/2 the price you paid for the iMac o.O

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Thanks flo. I also like SuperDuper, also free, for cloning. But I'm a pragmatist and don't even like Windows being run on a Mac.


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Frankly I'd sell it and get a Windows machine.

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