Winclone 6 and WIM (Windows Imaging Format)

  Last month we released Winclone 6 and customers have been using it to migrate and clone Boot Camp partitions on the whole range of Macs that support Boot Camp (including USB-C Macs).  Winclone 6 sports a fancy new look, but the big changes are under the hood.  One of the goals for Winclone 6 was…

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Top Features of Winclone 6

We have been working on Winclone 6 for a while now, and have packed it with some great features that make it really easy to backup, clone, migrate and restore your Boot Camp partition.  I wanted to do a blog post and highlight some of the features that I think are really interesting. Top Feature…

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Mass Deployment of Windows with Winclone 6

Winclone 6 adds some great new features to deploying a Boot Camp partition to a bunch of Macs and wanted to talk a bit about what has changed and some best practices. First, Winclone 6 has moved from a block-based image based on NTFSProgs to one that is file-based based on WIMLib.  Winclone 6 still…

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Read Windows Registry / BCD files in macOS

One of the surprisingly challenging tasks when working with Bootcamp partition is finding a consistent way to find the version of Windows that has been installed.  Applications running in Windows can look up this value in the registry, but apps running in macOS don’t have that ability.  However, I recently have been using the hivex…

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Winclone 6 Beta!

Last month I wrote about issues with block sizes and migrating Boot Camp partitions and said this: There is currently no way to update the MFT record size without reformatting, but I will continue to investigate and will update as I know more. In the meantime, you can always boot Windows in Boot Camp with…

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Bootcamp on the “New” Mac Pro

We got our hands on a new Mac Pro to make sure that Winclone and Bootcamp all work as expected. We ordered it the day it was released, but didn’t receive it until 2 months later. We didn’t have any reports of issues with the new Mac Pro, but we were still interested in seeing…

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New Macs, Winclone, and Windows 8 EFI Boot

We have been working hard to get Winclone updated to work with the recent MacBook Air, iMac, and MacBook Pro EFI with Windows 8 natively in EFI. It turns out that the new hardware not only supports Windows booting in EFI mode, but also installs that way by default when using bootcamp assistant. When you…

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Sysprep: It’s not just for PCs anymore

Outside of IT circles, Sysprep is a relatively unknown utility included on every Windows installation. Sysprep is commonly used to prepare systems for distribution across PC enterprises. But Mac users will find Sysprep very handy when upgrading their Apple hardware. In the PC world, migrating Windows from one computer to another is not a common…

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