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Recover W8 backup made in legacy mode to (U)EFI install

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    Recover W8 backup made in legacy mode to (U)EFI install


    Hi, I installed W8 on my new system thinking it automatically uses and takes advantage of the UEFI and new partition system, and after a week of use and setting up my new system just the way I like it, I really don't feel like having to go through all that again if not needed. So my question is: Is it possible to recover a W8 backup (made in legacy BIOS mode using W7 File Recovery), to a (U)EFI W8 installation. Thanks in advance and sorry if this has already been answered. (couldn't find a topic about this)

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    So my question is: Is it possible to recover a Windows 8 backup (made in legacy BIOS mode using W7 File Recovery), to a (U)EFI Windows 8 installation.
    NO. as Windows backup will reformat to the same as when backup was made.

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    You can take a look at this thread:
    Solved Migrate BIOS x64 install to UEFI. - Windows 7 Help Forums
    but you will need a paid version of Paragon for Windows 8.
    PARAGON Software Group - partition manager, drive backup, hard disk partitioning
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    Quote Originally Posted by theog View Post
    So my question is: Is it possible to recover a Windows 8 backup (made in legacy BIOS mode using W7 File Recovery), to a (U)EFI Windows 8 installation.
    NO. as Windows backup will reformat to the same as when backup was made.

    Welcome to EightForums.


    You can take a look at this thread:
    Solved Migrate BIOS x64 install to UEFI. - Windows 7 Help Forums
    but you will need a paid version of Paragon for Windows 8.
    PARAGON Software Group - partition manager, drive backup, hard disk partitioning
    Ok. Thanks for the answer and links! I'll check 'm out.
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Recover W8 backup made in legacy mode to (U)EFI install
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