Migrating (or Backup/Restore) Boot Camp partitions on OSX Yosemite and older

Update: I tried installing the app on OSX El Capitan, and there’s a big warning about OS incompatibility…

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I found a (free!) way to migrate my boot camp partition from one hard drive to another. I used Paragon’s Boot Camp Backup (http://www.paragon-software.com/home/bootcamp-backup/) and:

  • create a back up of my boot camp partition from the old hard drive,
  • installed OSX and Boot Camp Backup on the new hard drive (with a new partition for Boot Camp),
  • In order to enable the “restore” feature, I selected the newly created Boot Camp partition as the “source” and select the “destination” as the backup image created in the first step… click on the “Restore” tab and then restore the image to the new partition!

Never tried the alternatives like WinClone, but since I don’t really do this often I didn’t want to pay for it :-).

Using HDMI Audio on a MacBook Pro

So I use Jaycar’s Mini DisplayPort to HDMI/DisplayPort/DVI converter (available at http://www.jaycar.com.au/productView.asp?ID=WQ7427) to connect my MacBook Pro to my TV. So getting the display to work is easy (set the TV to receive video from whichever HDMI port the laptop is connected to)… but getting audio to go out of the TV instead of the MacBook Pro?

  1. Go to System Preferences.
  2. Click “Sound”
  3. Click “Output”
  4. And select the display.

And congratulations :-)!