Windows 10 Creators Update Bulletin

Windows 10 Creators Update introduces new features that affect file-based cloning. Users are advised to change the default file-based cloning to block-based cloning before creating a Winclone image or cloning disk-to-disk.  Older versions of Windows, including Windows 8.1, Windows 10  the Anniversary Update (1607) are not affected and may be cloned in file-based mode without issue.

To set block-based imaging, go to Winclone Preferences prior to creating a Winclone image or cloning disk-to-disk to another partition and check the box for "Use block-based imaging".

If you haven't upgraded to the Windows 10 Creators Update yet, we strongly advise creating a Winclone image before upgrading.

Migration between non-USB-C and USB-C Macs

File-based cloning is necessary when migrating from a non-USB-C Mac to a USB-C Mac or vice versa.  For cases where you need to migrate a Windows 10 Creators update from non-USB-C Mac to USB-C Mac or vice versa, please contact Twocanoes Support for additional information and assistance.

Restoring a file-based Windows 10 Creators Update Winclone image will succeed but produces issues affecting Microsoft Store apps, including the Start menu, Cortana search and the task bar.

If you have any questions please contact Twocanoes Support.


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