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 an manual activation. Please send the MAC address of the primary…

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

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Windows Boot Issues after Winclone Restore

After restoring a Windows image with Winclone 6, if the Windows image does not boot, try these steps; Verify that the version of Windows is supported on your hardware. Windows 7 and earlier and 32 bit versions of Windows is not supported on newer hardware.  See this article for more information: https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT205016 Try switching between…

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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 6’s package feature, it is easy to deploy Windows to a large number of Macs using JAMF Pro.  The basic steps covered are: Install Windows 10 on…

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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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Block-based imaging versus WIM based imaging

Winclone 6 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 as security…

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Creating a GPT Formatted Disk

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: 1. Open Disk Utility 2. Under the View menu, select Show All Devices (if needed). 3. Select the drive (not a volume)…

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Preparing Windows for Deployment with Winclone Pro

When mass deploying Windows on to dual boot Macs where a Microsoft infrastructure is available, it is recommend that you prepare a base image of Windows 10 that will be deployed to the dual boot Macs, and then use the Microsoft services (such as SCCM) to set up and configure Windows once deployed. Step 1:…

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