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    Backup and restore win 8 boot manager?

    I was having some problems getting a multi boot system up and running with both win 7 & 8 but with some help on this great forum I was able to accomplish that feat.
    The problem now is...
    Win 7 is on an ssd by itself. Win 8 is on a 200GB partition of a 1TB drive.
    I now want to put Win 8 on a separate and new ssd.
    I have images of both the ssd (win 7) and the win 8 partition (only). (Farstone Recovery)
    I am NOT using UEFI. My asus board is setup for (auto) and all drives have MBR's.

    If I do a restore to the new SSD I don't think it will restore the boot manager for win 8 since I only imaged the partition right?

    I've noticed that if I choose an OS or option other than the default the computer actually starts another boot procedure to get to that OS. I assume that's normal under win 8.

    Anyway, if my assumption is correct. Is there a pretty safe way to backup and restore the boot manager if I restore to the new ssd?
    I'm afraid to use EasyBCD because the last time I did that I lost the graphical interface and it went back to the win 7 boot manager.
    Do you think using bootrec /fixmbr would put it back after restoring?

    Last edited by sl2222; 23 Jan 2013 at 10:06.

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