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    Backing up / restoring BOOTCAMP partition. what is the procedure.
    So I have Windows 10 in a bootcamp setup, I used OSX's disk tool to restore the bootcamp partition to a external USB drive, what would be the proper way to restore bootcamp from the usb drive back to the Macbook? Do I just reverse the process? (Just in case I hose windows)
    Last edited by magestic; 12-21-2018 at 05:43 PM.

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    Backing up / restoring BOOTCAMP partition. what is the procedure.
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    I'm not sure that's going to work. The best way to clone a Boot Camp partition is with third party software: WinClone. Before doing anything else, make sure you have a valid backup of macOS.

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    OK but for 39 bucks I could just get Stellar Drive Clone which does so much more, just looking for a free solution.

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    Backing up / restoring BOOTCAMP partition. what is the procedure.
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    Sorry, I don't know of a free solution. And by the way, as far as I'm aware, Stellar Drive Clone does NOT backup or clone the Boot Camp partition. Once you start moving that Boot Camp partition from one drive to another, chances are you will lose all your Windows data and not be able to boot Windows. We have seen this scenario many times before. However, you're welcome to search for a free solution. One may exist.

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    Backing up / restoring BOOTCAMP partition. what is the procedure.
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    Microsoft does not permit installation on an external drive as an anti-piracy measure so as chscag says you are a little at sea.

    PS. No aspersions just Microsoft policy.
    Using OS X.7 or later make a bootable USB thumb drive before running Installer!

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    Backing up / restoring BOOTCAMP partition. what is the procedure.
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    WinClone is free, or it used to be.
    -- Bob --
    Please backup. Everything has a life cycle, unexpected and warning free. Nothing will last as long as you want it to.

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    Backing up / restoring BOOTCAMP partition. what is the procedure.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ferrarr View Post
    WinClone is free, or it used to be.
    Did you check their website lately? Hasn't been free for several years since the original owners sold out.

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    Backing up / restoring BOOTCAMP partition. what is the procedure.
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    Quote Originally Posted by chscag View Post
    Did you check their website lately? Hasn't been free for several years since the original owners sold out.
    No, I didn’t. Then it must not have been the app I used? I’ll have to look for it?

    Edit: Found it, I used Clonezilla, Clonezilla - About.
    Last edited by ferrarr; 12-22-2018 at 12:04 AM. Reason: Added info
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