I am on a MacBookPro 13" 2017 with 1TB internal apple SSD.
I was running windows 10 build 1903. As backup before experimenting with updates I made a clone of the bootcamp volume I made 2 clones:
- normal format
- block based format
Then I upgraded to build 2004 insider DEV build of windows 10. Again I made a clone of the bootcamp volume in normal format.
After some tries with driver updates Windows crashed and became unbootable so I wanted to restore the 1903 image.
- the block based image requires 104 GB but the partition only has 103 GB. This is very strange as I did not touch the partitions.
- the normal image I could restore but it is not bootable. Windows gets stuck with a black screen with some text that it cannot be bootet and one should get the windows installer
So the entire purpose of the backup has failed! I don’t think the inject apple SSD driver could be solution because I am on the same machine, same SSD, no hardware changes!
Then I went on to restore the 2004 windows clone and luckily it worked and it was bootable. So I still have a working windows configuration. However, I’d rather be able to go back to 1903!
What could be the reason? Also very strange that block based restore failed to the same volume…