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Now that I've been working with Lion on my new MPB for a few weeks I think I'm ready to upgrade my Imac.

When I got the MBP I migrated from a Snow Leopard based clone. I discovered that I didn't like that so much so reinstalled a clean Lion image and migrated apps from the clone, and copied the data in from the clone but left behind networks and settings.

Here's what I'm thinking for the Imac.

Winclone and pull off my bootcamp.

Clone the Snow Leopard instance, then boot from that and clean up all the cruft I don't want to bring along old apps I don't need etc.

Do a clean install of Lion reformatting the internal drive.

Do any updates that are required for Lion

Migrate apps from the Snow Leopard Clone.

Copy in data from the Snow leopard clone.

Create Bootcamp partition.

Restore Bootcamp.

Anyone have recommendations or opinions on steps I have missed?

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Best of luck with Winclone ~ never got it to work yet. Best to setup new Bootcamp and clean install Windows. If installed on one machine only, will re-activate no problem. Means downloading that 671 or whatever it is updates, and if Windows 7, SP1.

Whilst have not attempted it, if you Google using Disk Utility to image Bootcamp, change name, and when new Bootcamp partition usb up and running, use Disk Utility Restore may be the go.

Rest is fine.

Hang on to those original install discs like grim death! Using OS X.7 or later make a bootable USB thumb drive before running Installer!
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Best of luck with Winclone ~ never got it to work yet. Best to setup new Bootcamp and clean install Windows. If installed on one machine only, will re-activate no problem. Means downloading that 671 or whatever it is updates, and if Windows 7, SP1.

Whilst have not attempted it, if you Google using Disk Utility to image Bootcamp, change name, and when new Bootcamp partition usb up and running, use Disk Utility Restore may be the go.

Rest is fine.
I haven't had any problems using winclone backup and restore when I did the Macbook. You have to make sure Windows is in a clean state prior to backing it up, I've been forcing a chkdsk just prior to backup, then shutting it down and backing it up. I was able to get it up and running properly on a boot camp partition on the second drive in my macbook since I didn't want it on my SSD.

Thanks for your input.

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WinClone is no longer being developed primarily because it was unstable in many instances. It does work with NTFS partitions fairly well. However, if your partition is FAT-32, do not use WinClone as it will likely cause corruption.
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WinClone is no longer being developed primarily because it was unstable in many instances. It does work with NTFS partitions fairly well. However, if your partition is FAT-32, do not use WinClone as it will likely cause corruption.

Agreed but Fat 32 is so Win 98, I run my Bootcamp instance with Fusion 4.0 anyway and I'm not concerned about mounting my winblows partition. I just keep it around since I occasionally need to access some legacy Java based apps that aren't compatible with Apple's Java implementation.

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