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Moving bootcamp hd to new computer.

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Sep 2, 2013 11:43 PM

Can't seem to find an answer to this question anywhere, I'm pretty confident I'll be able to do it but would like a second opinion or three. I have the first model of imac to come with intel processors, 1TB hardrive dual booting win 7 with bootcamp. I will soon be aquiring a newer imac, not exactly sure of the model but it was the first to have the brushed metal/black bezel and logo, hard drive is fried and will be trashed. All I need to know is if I will run into any complications moving my current hard drive to the new iMac, and if so how to overcome them.  No matter what I try to search all of my results are about transferring the information between hard drives which is not possible for me at this time. Any help you can offer would be great, thanks in advance.

iMac, Mac OS X (10.6.8)
  • mende1 Level 10 Level 10 (89,480 points)
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    Sep 2, 2013 11:47 PM (in response to Du-B)

    Welcome to Apple Support Communities

     

    If your hard drive is fried, you can't use it in your new iMac. The only way to use it would be to get an enclosure or a USB to SATA cable and put the hard drive on it, but if the hard drive is failing, it's possible that it won't be recognized.

     

    Respecting to Boot Camp, the problem is that the Late 2012 iMac doesn't support 32-bit Windows versions officially. That's the reason why I recommend you to install a 64-bit Windows 7 or 8 version and then, transfer the data you need from the old hard drive. Follow Apple's steps to install Windows on the computer > http://manuals.info.apple.com/en_US/boot_camp_install-setup_10.8.pdf

  • mende1 Level 10 Level 10 (89,480 points)
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    Sep 2, 2013 11:56 PM (in response to Du-B)

    You should be OK, as both of them use 3'5" SATA hard drives. If you have any problem, report it back

  • mende1 Level 10 Level 10 (89,480 points)
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    Sep 2, 2013 11:56 PM (in response to Du-B)

    Note that they use 3'5" SATA hard drives. I rectified the last reply

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