Inject Drivers, Import WIM, and Package Customization with Winclone 7

Winclone 7 added bunch of new features for deploying Boot Camp as a package. Two of the new features can be used together for some powerful results: the ability to import a base image from the Windows 10 install media and the ability to do post customization.

On Windows 10, the install media is typically distributed on a ISO downloaded from Microsoft. The Windows 10 ISO contains the full installer that is used when installing and setting up Windows. The ISO also contains a base image of Windows that can be used by Winclone 7 to restore Windows. The package customization can then be used to create user accounts, run post-install scripts, install drivers and anything else than can be scripted.

Both of these option is covered in detail in the Creating, Customizing and Deploying Winclone Packages Using Winclone 7 Pro configuration guide.

When using the base Install.wim image on the Windows 10 Installer ISO to deploy a base Winclone image, the Install.wim may not contain all the drivers to initially boot Windows 10. For instance, the 2016 MacBook requires the AppleSSD64 to initially boot Windows. This driver is not currently in the Windows base image and has to be injected into the image. The procedure is done on a PC (or in a VM) with Windows 10 using the command tool dism and is covered in-depth in the Inject Drivers into a Winclone Image configuration guide.

The power comes when you put all of these parts together. The base image can be injected with the drivers provided by Apple, and then the base image can be imported to a Winclone 7 image. This image can be customized for post-install options like local admin account creation, software installs, computer account naming, and more.

This is all covered in a YouTube video that walks you through the whole process.

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