MacBook :: Migrating Contents Of Hard Drive To New One / Hard Drive Has Partition For Bootcamp?

Jul 27, 2009

I have an aluminum unibody macbook from October 2008. I'm looking to upgrade the 160 GB hard drive inside to a 500 GB one I'm considering from Newegg. Would it be possible to migrate/copy/clone the entire contents of my current hard drive to the 500 GB one? I also have a section of my current hard drive partitioned for Bootcamp. Would this affect my ability to transfer everything over?

If this is possible at all, how can I go about doing so? If there are steps laid out somewhere, I'd appreciate a referral. Sorry if my question is a little elementary, but I did a search on these forums and also google and nothing really came up

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Jun 21, 2009

As soon as I bought my Mac I created a partition for Windows on Boot Camp. I later realized that I didn't need it, but then it was too late, 30GB of my Hard Drive was already partitioned. Is there a way to revert the process and re-claim my 30GB to use with the Macintosh system?

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My current hard drive is partitioned as follows: 

Name:  Macintosh HD
Format: Mac OS Extended (journaled)
Size: 132.5 GB 
Format: Windows NT File System (NTFS)
Size: 26.69 GB 

When I was partitioning the new drive I did so as follows: 

Name: Macintosh HD
Format: Mac OS Extended (Journaled)
Size: 973.51 GB 

Format: MS-DOS (FAT) ---  This was the only option that I was given that I thought would work.  I did not have the option of "Windows NT File System (NTFS) to choose from.  Question # 1: is that going to be a problem?  I only run 1 program on Windows and that is the only reason I have BOOTCAMP on there at all.  However, I do HAVE to have that program.  Like I said it didn't give me the option to choose Windows so I didn't know where to go with this.  Any help with that would be awesome.

Size: 26.34 GB  (I just used the same size that was current, or close to it.) I connected the Western Digital 1 TB through an external device, partitioned it as stated above, and then used Carbon Copy Cloner to clone the drives.  The first one went through fine.  (It took 2 hours and I went to bed before it finished.)  This morning I woke to see that it had gone through well.  I then started the process with the BOOTCAMP drives.  However, before I started it gave me errors stating that I wouldn't be able to run Windows off of the Cloned BOOTCAMP drive.  Question #2:  Is it because of the Format type I chose when partitioning?

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