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Winclone 6 is High Sierra Ready

Naperville, Illinois – Twocanoes Software announces MacOS High Sierra compatibility for Winclone 6. Winclone is the essential solution for cloning and migrating Boot Camp on the Mac. Fully compatible with Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 10, Winclone makes it easy to clone, migrate, and backup Windows installed on a Mac. Winclone Pro features stand-alone…

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Boot Runner 2 is High Sierra Ready

Naperville, Illinois – Twocanoes Software announces macOS High Sierra compatibility for Boot Runner 2. Boot Runner is the ideal OS selection manager for dual boot Macs. It offers a customizable startup screen and remote boot control, ensuring Windows or other operating systems are available to receive critical security updates at the right time. Boot Runner…

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Monday release of macOS High Sierra 10.13

Apple did something it had never done before: Released a version of macOS / OS X / Mac OS X on a Monday: macOS 10.13 High Sierra: September 25, 2017 Monday Mac OS X 10.0 Cheertah: March 24, 2001 Saturday Mac OS X 10.1 Puma: September 25, 2001 Tuesday Mac OS X 10.2 Jaguar August 23, 2002 Friday…

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Newsletter Vol. 13

Get Ready for High Sierra High Sierra is coming out next Tuesday, and I am very excited about the latest release of macOS. In the last 2 releases of macOS, you had to disable SIP in order to restore a Winclone image to a new Boot Camp partition. In macOS 10.13 High Sierra, Winclone works…

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Winclone 6 is High Sierra Ready!

With the release of Winclone 6.1.4, Winclone is fully compatible with High Sierra, the latest operating system for the Mac.  We added in a bunch of great features: • Better SIP compatibility.  When you restore a Windows 8 or later Winclone image on a recent Mac (generally 2013 or later), you no longer need to…

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Boot Runner is now High Sierra Compatible!

Boot Runner 2 is ready on day-one for the next version of High Sierra!  We updated Boot Runner to support APFS filesystem on macOS 10.13 High Sierra.  If you are a current Boot Runner customer, get your update from our redownloads page.  You haven’t tried Boot Runner, try it for free!

Newsletter Vol. 12

High Sierra Support and Other News Hi! It’s Tim from Twocanoes Software. We have been busy working on updates to Winclone and other items, and I wanted to write and share with you what we have been working on (you signed up to receive info about Winclone, so if this is an unwanted email, just…

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Control Apps, Stop & Start Music and Send Messages with Button Magic

Proxidyne Button Magic button   Now you can install wireless buttons around your home, office or car that control your apps on your iOS devices and trigger web services such as IFTTT and Zapier to send messages, start & stop music & timers, record counts so you don’t have to, and tell other apps to…

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Newsletter Vol. 11

Hi! It’s Tim from Twocanoes Software. You signed up to receive on Twocanoes Software updates about Winclone and our other products. I think we have some awesome news and hope you do too! Winclone 6.0.3 Update We released Winclone 6 in March with a bunch of new features and support for migrating Boot Camp to new…

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The Boot Camp Boot Process

People view Winclone as a cloning and backup/restore utility, but one key function that Winclone does is make sure Windows boots on your Mac.  This may sound straight forward, but it gets complicated pretty quickly depending on the version of Windows and the Mac hardware. Windows can boot two different ways: EFI and what I…

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Windows 10 Creators Update and the Future of Windows

Windows is going through a pretty major shift.  Using the same computer at work and at home drove Windows adoption over the past 2 decades.  Microsoft dominated the office computer and drove adoption when people went to look for a home computer.  Mobile fundamentally changed this landscape, introducing the  “bring your own device” to workplace,…

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Apple warns about compatibility with Windows 10 Creators Update with Boot Camp

Last month Apple released a support article about installing Windows 10 Creators Update on a Mac: First-time installations of Windows 10 Creators Update are not currently compatible with Boot Camp Assistant on macOS. Apple and Microsoft are working to resolve this issue. In the meantime, users wishing to use Windows 10 Creators Update on a Mac can…

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Winclone 6 and WIM (Windows Imaging Format)

  Last month we released Winclone 6 and customers have been using it to migrate and clone Boot Camp partitions on the whole range of Macs that support Boot Camp (including USB-C Macs).  Winclone 6 sports a fancy new look, but the big changes are under the hood.  One of the goals for Winclone 6 was…

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Using Beacons For Home Automation with Indigo

Geohopper has two very useful features: it can easily set up and detect micro-location zones using bluetooth beacons, and it can call webhooks to connect with other services.  In this post I will look at how these two features come together to connect with a home automation app called Indigo. Indigo is an app that…

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Top Features of Winclone 6

We have been working on Winclone 6 for a while now, and have packed it with some great features that make it really easy to backup, clone, migrate and restore your Boot Camp partition.  I wanted to do a blog post and highlight some of the features that I think are really interesting. Top Feature…

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Mass Deployment of Windows with Winclone 6

Winclone 6 adds some great new features to deploying a Boot Camp partition to a bunch of Macs and wanted to talk a bit about what has changed and some best practices. First, Winclone 6 has moved from a block-based image based on NTFSProgs to one that is file-based based on WIMLib.  Winclone 6 still…

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Twocanoes Software Releases Winclone 6

Twocanoes Software has released Winclone 6, an upgrade to its award-winning Boot Camp cloning and migration software for the Mac. The update features support for migrating Boot Camp to new MacBook Pro models, an updated interface, a new toolbar, in-app purchasing, file-based cloning, read/write mounting of NTFS volumes and support for Windows WIM format for package-based deployments.

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Read Windows Registry / BCD files in macOS

One of the surprisingly challenging tasks when working with Bootcamp partition is finding a consistent way to find the version of Windows that has been installed.  Applications running in Windows can look up this value in the registry, but apps running in macOS don’t have that ability.  However, I recently have been using the hivex…

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Detect Counterfeit SD Cards with SD Clone 3

Counterfeit SD Cards are a widespread issue (see this article from EE Times,) and can be very hard to detect right away. The counterfeiters depend on it taking a while for you to figure out the cards have issues, and by that time, they have closed up shop and moved on. The only comprehensive way…

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