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Create Winclone Image from WIM

Create Winclone Image from WIM WIM is a common format Windows uses to distribute files and folders in a single compressed archive. Winclone can import a Windows WIM file, such as a install.wim from Windows install media, and save to a Winclone image. Select WIM will open a standard macOS open dialog to select a…

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Selecting Winclone Pro or Winclone Pro Enterprise

Winclone Pro and Winclone Pro Enterprise both include the macOS application, Winclone 7 Pro. However, the licensing and support for the software is different. Winclone Pro Winclone Pro includes support for all the features in Winclone, including package creation, post-install setup, and WIM import. Winclone Pro provides the features for importing WinPE to use in…

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Import WinPE

Windows Preinstallation Environment (WinPE) is a minimal version of Windows used for deploying a full-featured Windows installation. A common workflow is to boot WinPE from a USB drive and image from System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM) or Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT). Using WinPE with Winclone allows you to create a local partition with a WinPE boot partition instead of needing to insert a USB drive in all machines.

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Deploying Boot Camp Using WinPE and MDT

Winclone 7 supports deploying Windows via Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT) via booting to a Windows Preinstallation Environment (WinPE). A similar workflow can be applied for environments that deploy Windows images via SCCM. This document covers setting up MDT, creating the WINPE files, creating the Winclone package and booting into the WinPE environment.

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Creating, Customizing and Deploying Winclone Packages Using Winclone 7 Pro

Winclone 7 Pro makes it easy to create, customize and deploy Windows packages to Boot Camp partitions. Winclone 7 Pro makes it easy to create a Winclone package either from a SysPrep’ed image or from a WIM file on a Windows installation ISO. The image can be customized during deployment to set the computer name, create user accounts, run scripts, install drivers and much more. This documents explains how to create, customize and deploy a Winclone package using Winclone 7 Pro.

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Inject Drivers into a Winclone Image

If you are having issues with initial boot after restoring a Winclone image to new hardware, you can inject basic drivers into the Winclone image using the DISM command line tool in Windows 10. This only works if Windows has been sysprep’ed prior to imaging.

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System Integrity Protection and Secure Boot with Winclone 7

Apple has implemented a new security feature, System Integrity Protection (SIP), starting with OS X 10.11.  SIP prevents anyone from altering the contents of files in key System folders and is designed to protect System files from malware and viruses.  SIP also affects third-party apps like Winclone that need to write to files now under protection of SIP.  If you are getting a message that the boot sector cannot be updated, or that SIP needs to be disabled, this article may help.

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Deploy Winclone Package with TCM

TCM makes it easy to deploy a Boot Camp partition to many macs, all at once. TCM sends commands to install a package created with Winclone Pro from an AFP share. Winclone Pro makes it easy to create a standard macOS package that will create the Boot Camp partition and restore Windows to it.

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Boot Camp Migration Overview

Planning a Migration Migrating Windows from Boot Camp or a real PC requires preparation before the migration begins. Device drivers installed on the source computer will not match the hardware on the destination Mac, except in cases where the source and destination computers are the same model and version. Steps must be taken to remove…

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Preparing Boot Camp for Imaging

Check Winclone Preferences: Before proceeding to create a Winclone image, make sure to go through the Winclone Preference settings to ensure that these settings are correct for your situation.  See the above FAQ for details about Winclone Preferences.     Run chkdsk: Often the Windows file system will need to have bad blocks repaired before an image…

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Migrating a Boot Camp Partition

This Article Covers Migration Overview What you will Need Prepare Boot Camp with CHKDSK Step 1: Run Sysprep In Windows Sysprep Options Sysprep Processing Step 2: Migrate Boot Camp over the Network Step 3: Install Boot Camp drivers Summary Migration Overview back to top^ Migrating Boot Camp is easy with Winclone. In this tutorial we…

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Winclone Basic User Guide

Table of Contents Preparing Boot Camp Creating an Image Restoring an Image Preparing Boot Camp Run CHKDSK in Windows before running Sysprep: Run CHKDSK on Boot Camp Creating an Image Open Winclone Basic and make sure that your boot camp partition is listed next to ’Bootcamp Partition’ and appears on the application: Next, select “Save…

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Creating a GPT Formatted Disk

Boot Camp only supports GPT formatted disks.  If you have a new hard drive and are formatting it for the first time with Disk Utility, make sure to create a GPT formatted disk: 1. Open Disk Utility 2. Under the View menu, select Show All Devices (if needed). 3. Select the drive (not a volume)…

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Incremental Imaging

Winclone 7 introduces Incremental Imaging, the ability to update an existing Winclone image with the latest content from a Windows partition. To support incremental imaging, you must create a new image using Winclone 7. Images from earlier versions of Winclone lack information required to update the image. The image must be a WIM based image….

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Migrate Bootcamp to a New Mac

Using Winclone to migrate your Boot Camp partition to a new Mac is easy.  Simply make a Winclone image of your existing Boot Camp partition and then restore that image to a new Boot Camp partition. Create an Winclone image of your current Boot Camp partition.  Step by step instructions are available at the Create…

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Backup and Restore Boot Camp

Winclone makes it easy to backup and restore Boot Camp on your Mac.  It is as simple as selecting your Boot Camp partition as the source, selecting to save an image, and saving. Create an Winclone image of your current Boot Camp partition.  Step by step instructions are available at the Create Image from Volume support…

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Create Image from Volume

Create Image From Volume Create Image from Volume creates a complete image of the Boot Camp partition, including all files, folders, applications, and the Windows operating system. The clone is saved to an image which can be restored using Restore from Image. Select Volume will show any currently attached volume that is NTFS formatted and…

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Install Winclone 7

To install Winclone 7, first download it from http://twocanoes.com/winclone and select the Download button. A file ending in “.dmg” will be downloaded.  Double click the downloaded file, and you should see something like this:   To install Winclone, double click the Winclone.pkg package.   Click Continue to start the installation.   Click Install. Enter in an…

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Make Self Extracting

Make Self-Extracting A Winclone image can automatically restore itself onto a partition. Package-based deployments are preferred to this method, but self-extracting may be required by some client management suites. Select a source image. A standard macOS open dialog will appear to select a saved Winclone image. When Make Self-Extracting is selected, a command line utility…

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