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Aomei restore, not changing from GPT to MBR

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    Aomei restore, not changing from GPT to MBR

    So, I have a pile of Acer all in one computers at my place of work. I formatted one last week, turned of Secure Boot and went with a legacy boot to eliminate UEFI challenges during the imaging process.

    After getting the source machine configured, I used Aomei backupper 1.1, booted in legacy mode, took an image of my MBR based DISK.

    Then, I went into the back, grabbed another Acer All in One, which was still set in UEFI, with Secure Boot and GPT. I configured the BIOS to use BIOS, and disabled Secure Boot. I booted from my Aomei bootable (non-EFI) based USB key. Restored the image that I created above. Machine would not boot

    Rebooted off the Windows 8 key, went to repair, advanced and tried the "automatic repair problems causing Windows not to boot option". Machine still wouldn't boot.

    Went back into Repair with the Windows 8 key, ran diskpart and it showed that the restored disk was still GPT. So, I did a select disk 0, clean .

    Restored my Aomei disk image again. The machine booted right up. No problems.

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  2. #2

    USA, Idaho
    Posts : 1,062
    Win 8, (VM win7, XP, Vista)

    Sound like you found the right way to get it up and running using trial and error. . .

    Thanks for the nice to know info.
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