Winclone 7 System Requirements

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

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Expand Windows Filesystem

NOTE : THIS OPTION IS NOT NEEDED FOR WIM-BASED IMAGING AND SHOULD NOT BE USED UNLESS BLOCK-BASED IMAGING IS REQUIRED. Expand Windows Filesystem Select Volume will show any currently attached volume that is NTFS formatted and has Windows installed. When the Expand button is pressed, the NTFS filesystem will be resized to use all available…

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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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Block Based and WIM Based Images in Winclone 7 and later

Winclone 7 (and later) has the ability to create Winclone images in either file-based (WIM) or block-based mode.  This article explains the difference and information on selecting the correct format. File-Based (WIM) Image Format WIM format creates a Winclone image by creating an archive of all the files on a Windows volume.  All of metadata (such…

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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 (or later)

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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Offline Activation For Winclone 6 and later

In order to activate your license key, your Mac must be online at the time it is being activated. If you are activating Winclone on a Mac that will never be connected to the internet (generally for security or forensic reasons), you can request an manual activation. Please send the MAC address of the primary…

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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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