Boot Runner and 3rd Party Graphics Cards

The Boot Runner selection screen appears on top of the macOS login window. If you are using a 3rd party graphics card that does not show the standard Mac selection screen when holding down the option key during initial boot, you can still use Boot Runner successfully since it appears over the Login Window.

High Sierra Boot Runner 2 Support

Boot Runner has been updated to support High Sierra. This support article covers the changes in Winclone 6 to support High Sierra: Support for APFS APFS is new filesystem that replaces HFS+.  APFS also replaces the volume manager from Core Storage to APFS.  Boot Runner 2 was updated to recognize APFS volumes as bootable Mac…

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Boot Runner and FileVault

TheBoot Runner selection screen operatesin front of the login windowafter startupbut before logging in. FileVault encryption allows the system to be unlocked before boot, but passes through the credentials after startup. When FileVault is enabled, the Boot Runner screen never appears because the user credentials used to unlockFileVault pass through to automatically log in to…

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How to run Boot Runner on Windows 10

Boot Runner is fully compatible with Windows 10 starting withBoot Runner v2.2. You can learn more by reading the Twocanoesposts that explain how to run Boot Runner with Windows 10. Boot Runner and Windows 10 http://twocanoes.com/press/2015-07-30 Apple Boot Camp No Longer Requires USB Flash Drive to Install Windows in El Capitan http://blog.twocanoes.com/post/130203487014/apple-boot-camp-no-longer-requires-usb-flash-drive Installing Windows 10…

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Boot Runner and System Integrity Protection

  Boot Runner customers with Macs running Boot Camp should be aware of a potential issue when running Boot Runner on MacOS 10.12 Sierra and Mac OS X 10.11 El Capitan and later. Apple has implemented System Integrity Protection: To safeguard against disabling System Integrity Protection by modifying security configuration from another OS, the startup…

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Return to Boot Runner from Windows Login

Since Boot Runner functionsin OS X, customers sometimes ask”how can I get the Macback to the Boot Runner selection screen if the last person to use it was running Windows?” There are a few different ways to get Windows to restart automatically and return to the Boot Runner selection screen. How you approach the solution…

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Schedule Boot Camp Windows Maintenance with Boot Runner

A common problem for dual-boot Mac lab administrators is ensuring that all dual boot Macs are booted into Windows during a scheduled maintenance window. Dual-boot Macs may be booted into OS X and never receive the updates required to keep the Windows operating systems secure and in compliance with mandated security policies. Boot Runner helps…

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Adding a Virtual Machine with Boot Runner

Adding a Virtual Machine with Boot Runner With Boot Runner 2.0 we added the ability to use Virtual Machines. Below are the steps to add a virtual machine to the Boot Runner selection screen. Select ’+’ sign to add a new Volume Checkmark ’OS is in a Virtual Machine’ Create a Volume Label This is…

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Setting up Boot Camp with Boot Runner

Setting up Boot Camp with Boot Runner Adding a new volume to Boot Runner is easy. Follow the steps below to add your Boot Camp partition to Boot Runner. Add Volume using ’+’ sign Enter in the Boot Camp Name or Identifier For this example, we will enter in ’disk0s4’ which is the partition slice…

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Automate VM Log Out

Boot Runner 2 supports auto-login to launch virtual machine operating systems automatically. When users log out, shutdown or suspend a virtual machine, it will not log the user out of the OS X account automatically. Boot Runner 2 contains hooks that will help automate the logout of a virtual machine from the host OS X…

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