Make WINPE Bootable

Make WinPE Bootable Make WinPE Bootable copies a special Boot Configuration Data (BCD) file that boots Windows from RAM. Windows PE must be installed on this volume. Select Volume will show any currently attached volume that is NTFS formatted. When WinPE Bootable is pressed, a WinPE BCD will be created and the Mac will be…

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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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Restore Error – Error creating EFi file

If you receive a dialog when restoring a Winclone image that says “Error creating EFi file”, it is related to the inability to mount the EFI partition on the disk.  The error message in the log may also show: +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++Creating EFI Folder+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ localhost Winclone 6[3757]: 93.00 percent completed localhost com.twocanoes.WincloneHelper[661]: Error creating /Volumes/EFI/EFI/Microsoft with error…

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Windows 7 does not boot after migrating to new Mac

If you are migrating a Boot Camp partition from an older Mac to a newer Mac with Winclone, it may not boot if the new Mac does not support Windows 7. See the knowledge base from Apple for which Macs support Winclone 7.

Extracting a Winclone Image from a Package

If you created a Winclone package but no longer have the original Winclone image, you can extract the Winclone image from the package by following these steps: Control click on the package in the Finder, and select “Show Package Contents” A new Finder window will open showing a Contents folder. Open that folder, and then…

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Windows Boot Issues after Winclone Restore

After restoring a Windows image with Winclone 6, if the Windows image does not boot, try these steps; Verify that the version of Windows is supported on your hardware. Windows 7 and earlier and 32 bit versions of Windows is not supported on newer hardware.  See this article for more information: https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT205016 Try switching between…

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Forcing EFI or Legacy Booting with Package Install in Winclone 6

When restoring a package, it is sometimes useful to force EFI or Legacy booting after the image is restored.  Winclone normally detects the type of booting based on the hardware and Windows version, but if Windows is not booting correctly, you can force EFI or legacy booting.  Here are the steps: Create a Winclone package…

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“Feature not available in this edition” warning in Winclone Basic

If you receiving a “Feature not available in this edition” error in Winclone, you can try these steps: Disk to Disk cloning is not support in Winclone Basic.  Make sure you are selecting your Boot Camp partition in sources, then click the Save Image icon in destinations. Click the button in the lower right corner…

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Slow Cloning and Restoring times

Winclone 6 is able to clone and restore your Boot Camp partition in either file-based (WIM) or block-based format.  File-based imaging can be slower than block-based due to the large number of files and the number of file operations when cloning and restoring. If you have a Mac with a physical disk versus a SSD…

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