I have a Boot Camp partition on a MacBook Air, mid-2012 (5,2). I recently got a MacPro, mid 2010 (5,1), and I’d like to move this Windows 10 install over to a new drive on the MacPro to clear up space on the MacBook Air.
I did a sysprep on Windows, then I cloned the partition to an image on the MacBook Air and saved the image on an external drive. Then I inserted a new SSD into the MacPro, formatted it as FAT, then did a Restore Image in Winclone from the image file on the external drive to the SSD. When this process completes, I get the error “Could not copy BCD to Windows partition”. I’ve poked around in the forums for this error, and I think I understand that the problem is due to the MacBook Air supporting EFI, but not the MacPro. So when it tries to book on the MacPro, it doesn’t have the correct files to boot.
What I don’t quite understand is if it’s even possible to migrate this partition over the MacPro in the first place. Am I out of luck, or am I just doing something wrong?