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…


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…


Tips for Preparing a Boot Camp Migration

Moving Windows to new hardware can introduce problems, many of which can be addressed at the source before the migration. The single most likely problem for Windows after a migration is incompatibility of the hardware device drivers. Windows 10 has proven to be less problematic than previous versions when moved to different hardware. If your…


Running Windows from an External Drive

First, some excellent user videos for migrating to Thunderbolt or USB3.0 Drives: How to Install Windows 10 Boot Camp External SSD USB 3.0 drive There are some general considerations for runningWindows Boot Camp from an external drive: 1. The Windows operating system must supportEFI booting. Windows 7 is not compatible but Windows 8/8.1 and higher…


Windows 7 on latest Mac Models

Starting with the 2015 Macbook Pro and Macbook Air Models, Macs no longer support Windows 7 Please view Apple’s boot camp requirements here:

Re-Download License Key

Please visit Enter in the email you used to purchase Boot Runner and hit enter. A new link to download Winclone and a link to access your license key will be emailed to you. Any problems? Email us at

Run CHKDSK on Boot Camp

Overview As a maintenance practice, you should always run chkdsk in Windows prior to making a Winclone image and shrinking or expanding the Boot Camp file system. Chkdsk is an internal Windows maintenance utility that checks for disk errors and repairs bad blocks. Running chkdsk should be part of routine Windows maintenance. Follow these steps…


Where can I receive additional support?

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New Download or License Key

Please visit: our redownloads page. Enter in the email you used to purchase Winclone and hit enter. A new link to download Winclone and a link to access your license key will be emailed to you. Any problems? Email us at

Checking for Updates

From the Winclone main window, go to the Finder menu under Winclone and select Check for Updates… To have Winclone automatically check for updates at every launch, go to the Finder menu and select Winclone -> Preferences… and check the box “Check for new version at startup”.