Due to some ongoing problems with my WIndows 10 Bootcamp installation (self inflicted problems), I found it necessary to blow away my entire machine (Including Siera OS) and re-build my MacBook Air with Bootcamp from scratch. The Siera install went fine. I then created a bootcamp partition as 348 gb - the same size as I had done previously. I used an older Windows 10 iso to do that install. All went as planned - until…
I then made a Winclone 6 image backup just to be safe. Attempted to install my older Winclone image (block-by-block backup) and noticed that the older Winclone image files says “348.12 GB” where the new image says “348.05 GB”. My experience with Acronis in prior PC image backup/restore was that the partition size was not critical as long as it was big enough to accommodate the image. Perhaps WinClone is more particular?
The restore process seemed normal but when it displayed “Restoring” it never showed any progress. I gave it 90 minutes without any sign of progress. It continued to say “Restoring”. Eventually I attempted to Cancel - but could not get its attention. Ultimately I forced a power down and restarted. First attempt to boot to Bootcamp failed. It just never booted… Again I powered it down. Second attempt booted Windows 10 fine - but no sign of the latest restore.
My question is this. Is it a requirement that the Bootcamp partition be “precisely” the same as the partition that was present when an image was created in order to be able to restore it without issues?