Currently Being ModeratedJan 18, 2013 12:22 AM (in response to randall j)
I've heard WinClone can do that. Never tried it and in fact don't use Windows on a separate partition. I run it in a Virtual Machine and have Windows computers.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 18, 2013 12:25 AM (in response to Shootist007)
Thanks, I looked into WinClone, but I was hoping there was a way to do this without having to pay for something I will only use once. I may purchase it if I can't find another way around it, and then purchase Parallels as well since having to restart the computer every time I need to get to my Windows files is getting really cumbersome! Thanks for the advice!
Currently Being ModeratedJan 18, 2013 12:36 AM (in response to randall j)
Who says you'll only use it once? Hard drives do fail and they fail at any time. Even SSDs fail.
You can buy Parallels or VMware Fusion and make a Virtual Machine of your current boot camp Windows install then not worry about that Windows partition.
The reason I don't have a Windows partition is many years ago I dual booted Windows versions and Linux and hated it. Always needing to go back to one of the other OSs then back to the other. With VM software that is a thing of the past.
If you use Windows for 40-70% of your computing I suggest you invest in a Windows PC and Use the Mac for what it was made for, OS X programs.
If your Windows computing is limited to office and the like programs then a VM may work just fine for you. It doesn't for me as I run heavy CAD programs and Photoshop on my PCs. But the VM on my Mac works for what I may need Windows for on a Mac.