Restore to blank partition


#1

I deleted my bootcamp partition for various reasons. Can I just create a new partition using disk utility and restore the bootcamp image to it?


#2

I would suggest using disc utility first to eliminate the existing BootCamp partition. Then start over with a new partition, either with BootCamp or manually.


#3

So you can create the bootcamp partition manually and then restore to it?

KC

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#4

I’d still recommend create to partition using Bootcamp.


#5

The problem is that for some reason, Bootcamp assistant keeps reporting that it cannot create the partition. So after it stopped, I saw it had created the bootcamp partition plus a small osx reserved partition. I deleted the osx reserved and restored to the bootcamp partition and it worked.

I tried all the steps I could find on the web to make Bootcamp assistant work, to no avail.

KC

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#6

Great, at least you got it working.

I’m still working on my issue but I’m not giving up yet.

Happy New Year


#7

What is your issue?

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#8

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#9

I posted this to the forum, but here it is again in case I didn’t get it in the right place.

Here is a possible solution. Use a real PC. Make sure you can get the drivers for it.
Restore your windows installation to it using Macrium Reflect.
http://reflect.macrium.com/help/v5/how_to/redeploy/redeploy_a_system_to_new_hardware.htm
When (and if) it boots, sysprep it.
clone it.
use winclone to make an image of it.
Use winclone to restore the image to bootcamp.
I have used the technique to attempt to import a parallels vm into bootcamp, but sysprep did not work on the vm, so it would not fully boot. But I think that if sysprep works, the rest will also.
Let me know if you see any flaws in the idea, and if not, if it works.
Good luck.
Ken Cohen
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