I have a small Windows 7 Boot Camp partition on a MacBook (computer A).
I have to give this computer away, but want to keep the Windows installation and the software and data on it.
I have a USB stick with enough space to contain the Windows partition.
If I used
dd to copy the Windows 7 installation onto the USB stick, would it be bootable on a different Intel Mac (computer B)?
Is there a better way to achieve this with minimal disruption?
Corollary: I've read Windows won't even boot from a USB stick. Is this the case? What are the conditions for a Windows partition to be bootable on a Mac?