Checking for Updates

In Winclone, open “Winclone” in the menu bar and select “Check for Updates”. To have Winclone automatically check for updates at every launch, go to Winclone Preferences (Winclone -> Preferences in the menu bar) and check the “Check for new version at startup” checkbox.

Installing Winclone

After purchasing Winclone or Winclone Pro, an email message is automatically sent to the associated email address. This confirmation will contain a link to download the Winclone installer and license key file. Locate and double-click on the .dmg file to open the installation window and Winclone package file (.pkg). To begin installation, click Continue. Enter…

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System Requirements

Winclone 6 requires macOS 10.11+. Winclone 5 requires macOS 10.9+. Winclone 4 requires macOS 10.9 or higher including macOS Sierra. Winclone 3 requires macOS 10.7 or higher including 10.10 Yosemite. If you wish to purchase Winclone 3, 4, or 5, go ahead and buy Winclone 6 Standard or Winclone 6 Pro. Then request a license…

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Winclone Terminology

There are some vocabulary terms used repeatedly in the FAQ and support documents. If you are new to Winclone, these terms may help you better understand Winclone’s capabilities: Imagingrefers to the process of archiving a complete copy of the Boot Camp partition to a Winclone image file, sometimes referred to as “cloning”. Restorerefers to the…

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Supported Configurations

Winclone is a flexible application that allows imaging and restoring from drives attached internally and externally. However, the Boot Camp configuration supported by Apple is for internal drives only. Please check Apple’s knowledge base if you are unsure about a particular configuration. If your Boot Camp configuration is supported by Apple, then it will also…

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Can Winclone be used to back up Boot Camp?

A good backup strategy or disaster recovery plan should always include making regularly scheduled file-based backups. Whether you manually copy files or use a commercial backup program, ongoing file-based backups are essential to ensure data loss never occurs even when hardware fails or viruses corrupt your system. Winclone is the perfect companion to file-based backups…

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Imaging for Mass Deployment

The package creation feature in Winclone Pro 4 and Winclone Pro 5makes Boot Camp deployments easier than ever. Wrap an existing Winclone image and install as a package using your favorite mass deployment tools. Please seeDeploy Boot Camp as a Package. With the package creation feature, you can: – Create a unique identifier for the…

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Restore partition error

If you receive the following error message when restoring a Winclone image: “You are attempting to restore to partition x. Boot Camp only supports booting Windows from the first four partitions. Please select a different partition or create a boot camp partition that is within the first four partitions…”, it will not be possible to…

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Network sharing Issues

– Make sure that the source and destination Macs are on the same network. – If using wireless connections, check to verify that the machines are using the same access point. – After selecting the image hosted by a remote Mac in the Sources column, make sure to grant access from the remote Mac to…

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Set boot mode fix for keyboard and mouse control

Winclone users migrating Windows 7 Boot Camp may experience loss of keyboard and mousecontrol when booting into Windows. Installing the Boot Camp device drivers will restore functionality but without keyboardand mousecontrol, there is no easy way to get the drivers installed. Set a boot mode to temporarily provide keyboard and mousecontrol. Open Utilities -> Terminal…

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