Volume to Volume Cloning in Winclone 10

Volume to Volume Cloning is a feature introduced in Winclone 7. It allows users to either directly migrate Boot Camp partitions to another Mac (in target disk mode) or copy the Boot Camp partition to a bootable external drive. However, Volume to Volume cloning is not supported with older systems where other methods are preferable,…

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Incremental Imaging with Winclone 9 or later

Winclone 8 (or later) includes 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 or later. Images from versions of Winclone before Winclone 7 lack information required to update the image. The image must…

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Create Image from Volume with Winclone 9 or later

Find an older version of this article here. 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…

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Block-Based Imaging vs. WIM-Based Imaging

Winclone 6 (or 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 meta-data (such…

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Migrate Bootcamp to a New Mac With Winclone in Winclone 8 or later

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, 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 Image from…

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Restore Image with Winclone 8 or later

“Restore Image” restores a Winclone image created with the “Create Image from Volume” option. After restoring, Winclone will configure Windows to boot based on the version of Windows and the Mac hardware. Select a source image by clicking “Select Source”. A standard macOS open dialog will appear to select a saved Winclone image. Select a…

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Creating a GPT Formatted Disk in macOS 10.12 or later

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: Open Disk Utility Under “View” in the menu bar, select “Show All Devices” (if not already selected). Select the drive (not a…

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Creating a Boot Camp Partition For Winclone 6 or later

Previous version of this article. If you are restoring a Winclone 6 (or later) image on a Mac that does not currently have a Boot Camp partition, or need a partition for other functions of Winclone, you can use Disk Utility on macOS to create one. First, open Disk Utility in your Utilities folder (located…

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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 Boot…

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