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How to back up and restore a Boot Camp Windows partition on macOS using Winclone [Video]
As we showed you in our step-by-step tutorial, creating a Boot Camp partition on your Mac to install Windows is easy. The tedious part of the installation is taking Windows through its initial setup process, and configuring it to your liking.
The configuration portion of the install process — initial setup, installing drivers, and downloading needed applications — can take a significant amount of time, so it's worth backing up your Boot Camp installation after you have it configured to your liking. By doing so, you can easily restore a snapshot of Windows in mere minutes.
Watch our hands-on video walkthrough, as we show you how to back up and restore a Boot Camp Windows partition using Winclone Basic for macOS.
Twocanoes Software's Winclone Basic is a $19.99 app that can save you a significant amount of time if you regularly employ Boot Camp partitions to run Windows on you Mac. The app is simple, straightforward, and makes both the backup and restore process particularly easy.
There are other versions of Winclone available — a Standard and Pro version — that come with additional features geared towards power users. I think that most users interested in merely backing up and restoring a Boot Camp partition would, in most cases, be fine with the basic version.
There are some things that you'll need to consider before going all-in with Winclone, however, especially if you're wishing to migrate Boot Camp to a 2015 MacBook, or 2016 MacBook Pro. Be sure to read Winclone's tech bulletins for more details on any potential issues that you may face.