Moving an image to a new system without a working Windows


#1

It has been a few years since I last used Winclone to migrate to a new Macbook. I have a Winclone backup, but the system it was created on is dead, so I do not have a working Windows 7 system, just the Winclone backup on an external drive. Since I will need new drivers for the new hardware, I assume I have to run Sysprep. Do I need an active system to run Sysprep or can I run it without an active Windows system? I guess at this point I am confused as to what I need to do and cannot find my old documentation. The Winclone backup was taken with 3.7 and I now have 4. Hardware is going from a Macbook Pro 2009 to a Macbook Pro mid 2012. Backup was on a Yosemite 10.5 system and new system is also Yosemite 10.5. I did create a partition 2 GB larger than old Bootcamp, but am unsure of the next steps. Russell Schell helped me 2 years ago, but that time I had two working computers. Can you point me to the documentation so that I can understand what I need to do. thank you


#2

I would try restoring it to the new hardware and see if it works. If not, use a trial version of VMware on the new computer to boot in a VM direct from the boot camp partition, then run sysprep and shutdown in Windows. Restart the Mac and boot into Windows, and sysprep should discover the new hardware.

tim


#3

Hello,
Tried to restore my saved winclone backup, but I get an error that I have not activated my account key. I have no idea what my account key is. I originally installed 3.7 years ago. I just upgraded it to 4 and did not receive an account key nor do I know how to get one. I did purchase an upgrade at Thanksgiving and do not remember a key and do not see the email. I tried logging into profile but got an error that I had not activated an account. when I tried to activate an account, I got an error that my email had already been used. How do I get out of this look?

Also, I created the new bootcamp just using disk manager (saw this in a Winclone article) and did not use Bootcamp. I seem to remember the last time I migrated with Winclone, I had to download new drivers to use after sys prep. Where do I get those?

Mel Otero

motero@wi.rr.com


#4

please send a request here:

tim