Creating a Boot Camp Partition For Winclone 6 or later

If you are restoring a Winclone 6 (or later) image on a Mac that does not currently have a Boot Camp partition, you can use Disk Utility on macOS to create one.  First, open Disk Utility in your Utilities folder (located in your Application Folder). Select the Disk as shown above, and click the partition…

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Prepare Windows with Sysprep in a Virtual Machine

Introduction If a Windows restore does not start up due to new hardware not being detected, it can be resolved by running Sysprep. Sysprep will force Windows to re-discover devices and hardware. If Windows is in a state where it cannot be booted, it is possible to boot Windows in a Virtual Machine such as…

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Winclone License Key Registration Issues

If you are trying to activate Winclone and receive 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 key….

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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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Restore Error – Error creating EFi file

If you receive a dialog when restoring a Winclone image that says “Error creating EFi file”, it is related to the inability to mount the EFI partition on the disk.  The error message in the log may also show: +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++Creating EFI Folder+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ localhost Winclone 6[3757]: 93.00 percent completed localhost com.twocanoes.WincloneHelper[661]: Error creating /Volumes/EFI/EFI/Microsoft with error…

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Offline Activation For Winclone 6 and later

In order to activate your license key, your Mac must be online at the time it is being activated. If you are activating Winclone on a Mac that will never be connected to the internet (generally for security or forensic reasons), you can request a manual activation. Please send the MAC address of the primary…

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Windows 7 does not boot after migrating to new Mac

If you are migrating a Boot Camp partition from an older Mac to a newer Mac with Winclone, it may not boot if the new Mac does not support Windows 7. See the knowledge base from Apple for which Macs support Winclone 7.

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 image from the package by following these steps: Control-click on the package in Finder and select “Show Package Contents” A new Finder window will open showing a Contents folder: open that folder, then the Resources folder The…

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Windows Boot Issues after Winclone Restore

After restoring a Windows image with Winclone, try these steps if the Windows image does not boot: Verify that the version of Windows is supported on your hardware. Windows 7, earlier versions of Windows, and 32 bit versions of Windows are not supported on newer hardware.  See this article for more information: https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT205016 Try switching…

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