Troubleshooting Windows Booting after Winclone image restore

When restoring a Winclone image, Windows may fail to boot correctly.  To troubleshooting these, try these troubleshooting tips: “this is not a bootable disk, please insert a bootable floppy and press any key” (or other DOS type message displayed on a black screen) black screen with flashing cursor If you see these messages, it means…

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Macs that do not support boot Windows in EFI mode

The following Macs are set to Legacy booting mode when restoring Windows, regardless of version of Windows, since the hardware does not support EFI booting Windows.  To determine the model number of your Mac, go to the Apple menu and select “About this Mac” and click System Report.  Select Hardware in the left hand column…

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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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Preparing Windows for Deployment with Winclone Pro

When mass deploying Windows on to dual boot Macs where a Microsoft infrastructure is available, it is recommend that you prepare a base image of Windows 10 that will be deployed to the dual boot Macs, and then use the Microsoft services (such as SCCM) to set up and configure Windows once deployed. Step 1:…

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Troubleshooting a Winclone Package Install

If you have created a package with Winclone Pro and are getting error messages, try these tips: Install the package manually If you are deploying the package with a client management system, try installing the package on a destination system to see if you get any errors.  If you don’t, it is most likely related…

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Re-label Boot Camp Volume

You can use a command line tool to relabel the boot camp volume. To do this, cd to the tools folder in the Winclone app: cd /Applications/Winclone\ 6.app/Contents/Resources and run this command from the resources folder after unmounting the boot camp partition: (assuming boot camp is disk0s4 and you want to rename it to BOOTCAMP):…

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Windows 10 Creators Update Bulletin

  This issue has been resolved by Winclone 6.1.2 and later.  Both File-based and WIM based cloning is operational for Windows 7 and later (including Windows 10 Creators Update and later).    

Switch between Legacy and EFI Mode

If you are having trouble getting Windows to boot after restoring, you can try switching between Legacy and EFI boot in Winclone. EFI boot is using on recent hardware and recent versions of Windows. Winclone detects the versions on restore. Switching manually may result in Windows booting if there were issues booting before. To switch…

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Winclone 6 System Requirements

Winclone 6 Basic, Standard and Pro Editions require the following: MacOS 10.12 Sierra, OS X 10.11 El Capitan Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 7 (64-bit on supported hardware) A valid Boot Camp partition System Requirements for previous Winclone versions Winclone 5 MacOS 10.13 High Sierra, 10.12 Sierra, OS X 10.11 El Capitan, OS X 10.10…

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