What is the best way to move Windows partition from old Mac to new one?

Discussion in 'General Questions' started by remotecontroller, Mar 15, 2020.

  1. remotecontroller

    remotecontroller Bit Poster

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    Hi, I bought a new MacBook Pro 16" to replace a 10 years old one. In the older MacBook Pro, I had Mac OS and Windows 7 running Bootcamp. In the new MacBook Pro, I have a Windows 10 Bootcamp partition.

    As I am moving stuffs from the old to the new laptops, I realized that one important program does not run on Windows 10 and I also lost the installation CD for Office 2003. Is there any way to make a copy of the Windows 7 partition from the old MacBook Pro as a Windows 7 virtual machine on the new Mac so that I can continue to run whatever I installed in the old computer in the new one without interference with the Windows 10 partition already installed on my new Mac? Will the compatibility be 100% in this case? Is there a step by step guide on how to go about it?
     
  2. mmika

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    remotecontroller, you need to "import" BootCamp on an old MacBook Pro. As result you will get a copy of Windows 7 as a virtual machine that can be copied to new Mac Book or any other computer.
     
  3. remotecontroller

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    Could you please let me know the proper procedure?
     
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