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bare-metal restore of 8.1 in UEFI secure boot mode

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    Windows 8.1.1 Pro x64 w/ Start8 v.1.55

    bare-metal restore of 8.1 in UEFI secure boot mode


    Hi, I built a new PC running 8.1, GPT, UEFI secure boot mode, everything. I'm now at the point where I'm ready to start migrating my data to it, but before I do that, I need to get some backup software that offers me the option to boot from a recovery CD and restore from an image file backup stored elsewhere. Until I've wiped this install & restored successfully, I don't consider it a usable machine. I already have this setup working on my Win7, but for some reason that software is not working with 8.1.

    So I'm looking around for something new, and I'm on a trial of Paragon Backup and Recovery Home 12. It says I can create a WinPE disk (and I must use this, since I'm using Intel firmware-based RAID) that will allow me to do a bare-metal restore. The help takes me to a link on their website for something called the "Paragon Boot Media Builder." And there's documentation on it, but I can't find out how to download it. If I Google downloading that, a bunch of pirate websites show up & not much else.

    Is their help & website outdated, is there another of their products that I must buy to get this?? Very unclear.

    Or does anyone have any other suggestions? I'm not really not interested in purchasing anything until I've verified it is solid & will work in the manner I described above. I don't trust untested backups.

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    ME, XP,Vista,Win7,Win8,Win8.1
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    Posts : 15
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro x64 w/ Start8 v.1.55


    wow, thanks! I can't believe it's still on their website as a current product.
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    Sloe Deth, Californicatia
    Posts : 3,908
    Windows 8 Pro with Media Center/Windows 7


    I have used Paragon partition Manager 9 on this computer here- It did not want to run, until I went into the program files folder and found the actual Launcher.EXE file and made a shortcut. I used it to make a Bootable Recovery Disk, then I used that to move one Windows 8 image to another drive.

    I don't know if the newer versions of Paragon are the same program, I haven't seen any new versions of Partition Manager.
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bare-metal restore of 8.1 in UEFI secure boot mode
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