I'm looking for a clever way to upgrade to Windows 64 bits on my MacBook Pro's Boot Camp partition. This is the plan I have established (considering you can't just upgrade Win32 to Win64):
- Move the Boot Camp partition to a VMDK file;
- Overwrite the Boot Camp partition with a fresh Windows 7 64 bits install;
- Reinstall programs and non-transferrable stuff;
- On Mac OS, run both Win7 32 bits and Win7 64 bits inside VMWare Fusion virtual machines, and use Windows Easy Transfer.
The only problem here is that I don't know how to turn a physical partition into a VMDK file. There's enough room left on my drive for this, even without the slightest compression, I just don't know how.
I stumbled upon Live View, which can turn a raw image (
dd style) into a VMDK. (There's no Mac OS version of it, but since it's Java, I assume I'll be able to run it anyways.) However, there's no explicit mention of Windows 7 in the list of supported operating systems.