Forcing EFI or Legacy Booting with Package Install in Winclone

When restoring a package, it is sometimes useful to force EFI or Legacy booting after the image is restored. Winclone normally detects the type of booting based on the hardware and Windows version; however, if Windows is not booting correctly, you can force EFI or legacy booting. Here are the steps: Create a Winclone package…

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“Feature not available in this edition” warning in Winclone Basic

If you receiving a “Feature not available in this edition” error in Winclone, you can try these steps: Disk to Disk cloning is not support in Winclone Basic.  Make sure you are selecting your Boot Camp partition in sources, then click the Save Image icon in destinations. Click the button in the lower right corner…

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Slow Cloning and Restoring times

Winclone 6 or later is able to clone and restore your Boot Camp partition in either file-based (WIM) or block-based format.  File-based imaging can be slower than block-based due to the large number of files and the number of file operations when cloning and restoring. If you have a Mac with a physical disk versus…

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Deploy Windows 10 Winclone image with JAMF Pro / Casper

Overview and Requirements This article covers the process of creating a macOS installer package of a Winclone image and deploying the package with the JAMF Pro. Using Winclone’s package feature, it’s easy to deploy Windows to a large number of Macs using JAMF Pro. In this article, we cover: Installing Windows 10 on the Boot…

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Install Boot Camp Drivers

Open Boot Camp Assistant Boot Camp drivers can be downloaded to an external drive or burned to CD or DVD. This tutorial will explain how to install Boot Camp drivers by downloading to an external drive. Open Utilities -> Boot Camp Assistant. Unselect all options except “Download the latest Windows support sotfware from Apple”. Click…

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Force EFI mode for Package Installs in Winclone 6

You can force EFI mode with a package install by editing the postflight script in the package:  Create a package from a Winclone image as you normally would. Control-click on the package and select Show Package Contents In Contents->Resources, open postflight with a text editor. Change the following line : ./winclone –self-extract -p ${restore_device} 2>&1…

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Issue: Shrink and Expand Options do not appear in Winclone 6

In Winclone 6, we changed from Block-based imaging to File-based imaging based on the standard Windows WIM format.  You can read the specifics on the differences in the Block-based imaging versus WIM based imaging support article.  In File-based imaging, you do not need to shrink the filesystem prior to cloning, since Winclone does a File-based clone…

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High Sierra Winclone 6 Support

Winclone 6 has been updated to support High Sierra. This support article covers the changes in Winclone 6 to support High Sierra: Support for APFS APFS is new filesystem that replaces HFS+.  APFS also replaces the volume manager from Core Storage to APFS.  While Windows is not aware of APFS, a Boot Camp partition must…

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Winclone 6 Package Deployment With DeployStudio

Winclone 6 makes it easy to deploy Windows to a Boot Camp partition using DeployStudio. Since Winclone Pro 6 creates a standard macOS installer package, DeployStudio can install it to any target Macs. When installed, the package can create the Boot Camp partition or restore Windows to an existing partition. This document covers how to create…

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