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Can a BootCamp drive be moved to different Mac?
Posted by: SKYLANE
Date: December 11, 2019 01:55AM
Subject Hardware:

2011 MacMini5,3 (Server) 2.0GHz i7 Quad Core - two internal hard drives:
Primary Drive HD: macOS 10.13.6 High Sierra
Secondary Drive HD: Windows 7 Ultimate Enterprise (32 bit)

2011 MacBookPro8,2 2.4GHz i7 Quad Core 15" - two internal hard drives:
Primary Drive SSD: macOS 10.13.6 High Sierra
(SSD from OWC in stock drive position)
Secondary Drive HD: Additional Storage
(Original stock drive in optical drive space with OWC hardware)


I am toying with the idea of dropping two OWC SSDs into my 2011 MacMini Server. I am digging around online to determine how I can handle my BootCamp drive from my MacMini for three possibilities:

1st POSSIBILITY:

Move the Windows 7 HD from MacMini to the MacBook Pro replacing the HD that is currently occupying the space where the optical drive was. If I do this, can I just update the drivers on the Windows 7 HD and then have it be recognized by the Primary SSD?

Moving Windows 7 to the MBP is the desired posibility since I am contemplating upgrading the MacMini to Catalina using some techniques from: [dosdude1.com]

2nd POSSIBILITY:

Keep Windows 7 on the MacMini secondary drive but transferring it to the incoming new SSD (by cloning?). Wondering if this can actually be done and if I will run into activation issues.

3rd POSSIBILITY:

If first two possibilities are an uphill battle, I may drop Windows 7 all together. boink smiley



Edited 4 time(s). Last edit at 12/11/2019 02:00AM by SKYLANE.
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Re: Can a BootCamp drive be moved to different Mac?
Posted by: rouderon
Date: December 11, 2019 09:21AM
I *think I did this a few years ago.
Check out WinClone: [twocanoes.com]
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Re: Can a BootCamp drive be moved to different Mac?
Posted by: decay
Date: December 12, 2019 09:36AM
Quote
rouderon
I *think I did this a few years ago.
Check out WinClone: [twocanoes.com]

Can confirm this software works well.



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