Block-Based Imaging versus WIM-Based Imaging

Winclone 6 (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 meta-data (such…

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Issue: Winclone not showing Boot Camp in Sources

If you launch Winclone and do not see any Boot Camp sources, you can try the following items to resolve the issue. 1.  Open Disk Utility and verify the boot camp shows up.  If it does, make sure it is mounted.  If not, click the “Mount” button: 2.  If the volume is mounted, click the…

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Mass Deploying a Winclone Package with an External Drive

Update: It is now recommended to use MDS to deploy Winclone with an external drive. The packaging feature of Winclone Pro makes it easy to create and deploy Windows to a large number of Macs.  This article outlines the process for creating a bootable external drive to easily deploy Windows to a large number of…

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Troubleshooting Windows Booting after Winclone image restore

When restoring a Winclone image, Windows may fail to boot correctly.  To troubleshooting these, try these troubleshooting tips: “this is not a bootable disk, please insert a bootable floppy and press any key” (or other DOS type message displayed on a black screen) black screen with flashing cursor If you see these messages, it means…

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Macs that do not support boot Windows in EFI mode

The following Macs are set to Legacy booting mode when restoring Windows, regardless of version of Windows, since the hardware does not support EFI booting Windows.  To determine the model number of your Mac, go to the Apple menu and select “About this Mac” and click System Report.  Select Hardware in the left hand column…

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Creating a GPT Formatted Disk in macOS 10.12 or later

Boot Camp only supports GPT formatted disks. If you have a new hard drive and are formatting it for the first time with Disk Utility, make sure to create a GPT formatted disk: Open Disk Utility Under “View” in the menu bar, select “Show All Devices” (if not already selected). Select the drive (not a…

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Preparing Windows for Deployment with Winclone Pro

When mass deploying Windows onto dual-boot Macs where a Microsoft infrastructure is available, it is recommend that you prepare a base image of Windows 10 (this base image will be deployed to the dual boot Macs). It is then recommended use the Microsoft services (such as SCCM) to set up and configure Windows once deployed….

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Troubleshooting a Winclone Package Install

If you have created a package with Winclone Pro and are getting error messages, try these tips: Install the package manually If you are deploying the package with a client management system, try installing the package on a destination system to see if you get any errors. If you don’t, it is most likely related…

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Re-label Boot Camp Volume

You can use a command line tool to relabel the boot camp volume. To do this, cd to the tools folder in the Winclone app: cd /Applications/Winclone\ 6.app/Contents/Resources and run this command from the resources folder after unmounting the boot camp partition: (assuming boot camp is disk0s4 and you want to rename it to BOOTCAMP):…

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Windows 10 Creators Update Bulletin

  This issue has been resolved by Winclone 6.1.2 and later.  Both File-based and WIM based cloning is operational for Windows 7 and later (including Windows 10 Creators Update and later).