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Creating bootable image

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    Creating bootable image

    As a proposed solution to restore an owner account, I need to create a bootable image of a HD that contains Vista as the OS
    Can this be done with the BackUP and Restore on my new unit with 8.1
    Where is the best location so that it can be booted?
    On the old drive, on a VHD or on the new unit ?

    With the complexities involved with uEFI, any advice resources or alternate solutions are appreciated

    thank you

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    Windows 8 Pro

    Here is some information on how to create a system image on Windows 8.1. I am not clear on what you are asking so If I am wrong, ,my apologies.
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    Windows 8.1 Pro (64-bit)

    I'm not exactly sure if this is what you're looking for, but you're saying you want to create a bootable image, so you can use the Windows 7 USB DVD Download Tool to make one.

    (It works on Windows 7 and Windows 8.x)

    Just choose the Vista image file and the USB or DVD you want to use and wait for it to finish.
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    Windows 3.1 > Windows 10

    Use the Old drive - vista does not support VHD booting
    Nor will you be able to boot an image file of vista

    you can create it - but the OS will red flag it

    VMware maybe >
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