Make Legacy Bootable In Winclone 8

Make Legacy Bootable Windows can boot in EFI mode or Legacy mode, depending on the Windows version and the type of Mac. Winclone will detect which boot mode to use during restore. This option will force the Mac to boot Windows in Legacy mode. Select Volume will show any currently attached volume that is NTFS…

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Make EFI Bootable With Winclone 8

Make EFI Bootable Windows can boot in EFI mode or Legacy mode, depending on the Windows version and the type of Mac. Winclone will detect which boot mode to use during restore. This option will force the Mac to boot Windows in EFI mode. Select Volume will show any currently attached volume that is NTFS…

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Winclone License Key Registration Issues

If you are trying to activate Winclone and are getting an error message such as “Registration Error: Invalid License Key”, there are some steps you can take to resolve the issue: Check network connectivity Our activation servers are located at v3.paddleapi.com. Check that you are able to reach this server in order to activate the license…

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Resolving INACCESSIBLE_BOOT_DEVICE Error after restoring Winclone image

When migrating Windows between different hardware or hard drives, Windows may start up with a INACCESSIBLE_BOOT_DEVICE error. This error is caused by the lack of the correct mass storage device driver. To resolve this issue, the correct mass storage device driver can be injected into Windows. This document outlines what is needed to inject the…

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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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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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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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