- Convert your Boot Camp partition to NTFS (if it’s FAT32) from a command prompt (within XP) by entering “convert c: /FS:NTFS” (say ‘no’ to unmount and ‘yes’ to conversion at next restart). Restart.
- Install WinClone and make an Image of your Boot Camppartition (I saved the image to my ~/Documents folder – it compressed it to half it’s actual size of 15GB)
- Shutdown all programs on your Mac and disconnect from the web (don’t want some auto-update running by mistake)
- Mount the new drive to the Mac inside of an enclosure unit (you can re-purpose your existing backup drive possibly) and format it (use “Applications >> Utilities >> Disk Utility”. Select the new drive (which shouldn’t be formatted yet if new) and choose “Erase” with the default setting of “Mac OS Extended (Journaled)).
- Use Carbon Copy Cloner to clone the data and make the new drive bootable (took about 3 hours)
- Shut down Mac and install new HDD
- Boot up Mac with new HDD (if it was a slow bootup the first time – see next step)
- If you’re having slow bootups from the recent restore:
- Go into “System Preferences >> Startup Disk”, select the new drive, and restart (your bootup will be much faster now).
- Boot into the Mac the second time and then load Boot Camp (from Applications folder) and created a new 32GB partition for your Windows OS (or whatever size you want), and DO NOT reboot, choose Install later.
- Load WinClone and restore the image made in step 2 and restore it to the new parttion made by Boot Camp.
>How To: Upgrade Your Mac’s Hard Drive (including Boot Camp)