I have Winclone 6.22 running on El Capitan Ver. 10.11.6. Sadly, my 17-inch Macbook Pro is starting to have hardware issues. I’ve lost use of a USB port which can’t be fixed and is on the motherboard, etc. I use a large Windows Bootcamp running Windows 7 Professional. My goal is to create an image of my Bootcamp complete which has a lot of Windows software installed and be able to move it to another Windows computer before my MAC fails, preferably running Windows 10, but, if I have to use Windows 7, that’s okay. Again, the goal is to restore the Bootcamp on a Windows computer and not another MAC.
- Can I do this at all?
- Should I upgrade Winclone? Running the old El Capitan OS and unable to use a newer OS, would I even be able to upgrade to a newer Winclone version?
- Before I move it to another computer, I would be making a copy on an external drive through one of the remaining functioning USB ports on the old MAC
- I’m wondering if it is even possible to even restore it to another computer if it is not a MAC. Probably not?
- If I do get another MAC and restore it from the Winclone image on a brand new MAC computer running the latest OS vs. El Capitan, is that possible or will I have issues?
- Finally, can I create the image of my Bootcamp and run it as a virtual machine or is there some other option to use my Bootcamp as a stand alone Windows 7 image on another computer.