Make WINPE Bootable in Winclone 8

“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 “Make WinPE Bootable” is pressed, a WinPE BCD will be created; the Mac will be set to use…

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Install Winclone 8 (or later)

To install Winclone 8 (or later), first download it from the Winclone product page and click the “Download” button. A file with a .dmg extension will be downloaded. Double-click the downloaded file; you should see a window similar to the one below. To install Winclone, double click the Winclone.pkg package. Click Continue to start the installation….

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Winclone System Requirements

Winclone 10 Standard, Pro, and Enterprise Editions require the following: macOS 11.0 or later (Monterey or Big Sur) Windows 11 or Windows 10 (Windows 8.1 is no longer supported) A valid Boot Camp partition on an Intel-based Mac System Requirements for previous Winclone versions: Winclone 9 Standard, Pro, and Enterprise Editions require the following: macOS…

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Installing License Keys in Winclone 8 or later

The quickest and easiest way to get Winclone is to download it directly from twocanoes.com/winclone. Once you install the app and launch it for the first time, you’ll be presented with an option to purchase either the Standard or the Pro edition: Enter the license key by clicking “Already have a license?” (see above) or by…

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Expand Windows Filesystem in Winclone 8

Note: This option is not needed for WIM-based imaging and should not be used unless block-based imaging is required. “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 space on the partition.

Shrink Windows Filesystem in Winclone 8

Note: This option is not needed for WIM-based imaging and should not be used unless block-based imaging is required. When creating a block-based Winclone image, the NTFS filesystem can be shrunk before creating the Winclone image so the image can be restored on small partitions. “Select Volume” will show any currently attached volume that is…

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Make Self-Extracting in Winclone 8

A Winclone image can automatically restore itself onto a partition. Package-based deployments are preferred to self-extracting deployments, but the latter may be required by some client management suites. Select a source image by clicking “Select Image.” A standard macOS open dialog will appear to select a saved Winclone image. When “Make Self-Extracting” is selected, a…

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Create Winclone Image from WIM in Winclone 8 or later

WIM is a common format Windows uses to distribute files and folders in a single, compressed archive. Winclone can import a Windows WIM file, such as an install.wim, from Windows install media and save to a Winclone image. “Select WIM” will open a standard macOS open dialog to select a WIM file. A WIM file…

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Mount Read/Write in Winclone 8

macOS can mount an NTFS partition as Read/Write, but it does not support extended attributes or security descriptors. Use this option to deploy files and scripts to an NTFS volume for deployment or occasional use. “Select Volume” will show any currently attached volume that is NTFS formatted and has Windows installed. When “Mount” button is…

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Make Legacy Bootable in Winclone 8

Windows can boot in EFI 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 formatted and has Windows…

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