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Windows 7: How To: image Win7Ult from dead MacBookPro SSD to new Lenovo X1 Carbon

26 Nov 2012   #1

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How To: image Win7Ult from dead MacBookPro SSD to new Lenovo X1 Carbon

Hey all.

I've been using a Macbook Pro 15" for years, with Windows 7 Ultimate installed. Naturally I have everything just so.. It died a few days ago. I figured it was the SSD, but it was the mainboard or something.

I now have a new Lenovo X1 Carbon, and the SSD from the MacBook Pro is in an ext. USB enclosure. How would the experts recommend that I image the old installation onto the new laptop?

I found this article (Restore Windows 7 to different computer ) but it requires the old computer to be working.

(Please keep in mind the X1 doesn't have an optical drive -- I will have to create a bootable USB key for this process.. Or perhaps it's possible to boot off of the external HD -- I'll check the BIOS)

Thanks in advance..

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27 Nov 2012   #2

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Do you have a system image for the original MacBook Windows 7 installation?

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28 Nov 2012   #3

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Basically you can't access that Windows install on the Mac hard drive without first using a Mac computer to boot to the Windows install. At least that is the way I read it. I have a Mac and never found a way to access the Mac HDD on a Windows PC. Especially to image or copy the Windows Boot Camp install.

Take a look at Paragon software or WinClone. But then I think they only work when the drive is in a Mac.
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