New to Bootcamp and totally confused on how to proceed

I’ve been using to computers one iMac and one PC. I now have a Mac Pro and want to move my Real PC to Bootcamp. After reading the guides and a few forum posts I’m even more confused on how to proceed. Here is my situation:

My PC has a 512GB M.2 SSD that is using only about 100GB
My Mac Pro has a 1TB Apple SSD with 274GB available, with an internally added 600GB SSD using the internal sata port.

My end goal is to have Bootcamp running my Real PC image on the 600GB SSD.

My questions are:
Do I need to SysPrep my real PC drive?
I presume the 600GB SSD should be NTFS format using DiskUtility?
After creating an image from the Sysprep or non-Sysprep drive. I presume this should be installed directly to the 600GB SSD?
Then do I inject the Apple drivers to the 600GB drive?
What do I need to do to get this setup as a bootcamp drive?

Thanks in advance for the help.

There are conflicting instructions for preparing the USB Flash Drive with respect to the WinPEDriver folder.

In the Migrating Windows 10 to a Mac Pro (2019) with Winclone 8 Guide it states:

  1. Download the external drive resources from Twocanoes, unzip and copy the contents (empty AppleDrivers folder, AutoUnattend.xml, and winclonefix.bat) to the USB Flash drive.
  2. Inside the WinPEDriver folder in the WindowsSupport folder, copy any folder that starts with “Apple” to the AppleDrivers folder.

In the Create a Windows 10 Bootable USB Flash Drive on a Mac guide it states:

  1. Drag the contents of the Windows Support Software to the USB flash drive.
  2. If there is not an AutoUnattend.xml at the top level of the drive (as shown below), download AutoUnattend.xml, unzip it, and add it to the drive. AutoUnattend.xml provides the location of the WinPEDriver folder to load the drivers during boot.

Once the flash drive has been created, it should look like this:

Which one is correct?

Both are basically the same, but the MacPro would have issues if you included all the drivers in the WinPE folder, so those instructions only had you copy a subset of the drivers.


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I’m using Winclone 9 and it asks to inject the Windows drivers, do I still need to use the FLASHDRIVE still required?

12. Reboot the Mac and hold the Option key during startup. Select the EFI drive and the Mac will boot from the USB flash drive. When the installer starts. do not start installing.
13. Press shift-F10 to open a DOS command prompt. You may have to wait a minute for the Touch Bar, keyboard, and mouse to start working. Once the DOS command prompt shows, click on the window to bring it to the front and enter in the following command:


14. Follow the prompts to hit return as it runs the commands.

The process doesn’t require any of those things now. After restoring, Winclone will prompt to add drivers. You then select the folder that has the Boot Camp drivers and Winclone injects them for you.