Macs can even run Linux and many flavors of Unix. By far, Windows is the other operating system used by Mac owners. We have dozens of apps which help us to clone and backup our Mac’s apps and files. But what about backing up that Windows partition known as Boot Camp?
Clone That Windows!
There are even more ways to backup Windows PCs than Macs. Windows files can be copied from one disk drive to another. Volumes can even be cloned, Mac style.
But Mac users don’t want to learn all the intricacies of Windows apps just to keep a backup of the Windows Boot Camp installation on a Mac.
That’s what Winclone does. This useful utility gives you management tools over Windows, installed on the Boot Camp partition of your Mac.
If you need to backup your Windows partition, or, simply move it to another Mac, Winclone makes it easy. It migrates Windows 7, Vista, Windows XP on NTFS, and is Windows 8 ready.
The process is remarkably simple. Winclone makes a disk image of the Windows installation on your Mac’s Boot Camp partition. Select the Windows volume. Then create the image.
Click the Image button and Winclone asks for a location to save the Windows backup on your Mac (or, to a connected disk drive).
Winclone can save the Windows image for use on a different Mac.
Restoring the Windows clone backup is just as easy. Select the volume, select the destination and the restore process begins.
The app is particularly useful in single Windows installations on Boot Camp, but has the option to install a Windows image to a number of Macs (good for office, school, or organizations).
Winclone logs actions as it creates the image. It’s also fast. A 10GB image takes about 10-minutes. You can also create Windows partitions from within Winclone.
From my experience there’s no easier or faster way for Mac users to backup, clone, or move a Windows Boot Camp installation from one Mac to another.