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bare-metal restore of 8.1 in UEFI secure boot mode


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#1
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Is their help & website outdated, is there another of their products that I must buy to get this??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.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro x64 w/ Start8 v.1.55
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    built myself
    CPU
    Intel Core i7-4770K 3.50 GHz
    Motherboard
    Asus Z87-Plus
    Memory
    32 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel HD 4600 Graphics
    Sound Card
    Realtek HD Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    DELL U2713HM
    Screen Resolution
    2560 x 1440
    Hard Drives
    Samsung 840 PRO 256GB SSD -- OS drive
    pair of 2 TB HP MB2000EAMZFs -- data/backups
    PSU
    Cooler Master V850
    Case
    Cooler Master HAF 932
    Cooling
    Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO
    Keyboard
    MS Ergonomic Keyboard 4000
    Mouse
    MS Comfort Optical Mouse 3000
    Browser
    mostly Firefox, some IE, some Chrome
    Antivirus
    Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2016 (16.0.0.614(a))
    Other Info
    - BIOS, drive firmware, drivers all latest
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15
#3
wow, thanks! I can't believe it's still on their website as a current product.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro x64 w/ Start8 v.1.55
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    built myself
    CPU
    Intel Core i7-4770K 3.50 GHz
    Motherboard
    Asus Z87-Plus
    Memory
    32 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel HD 4600 Graphics
    Sound Card
    Realtek HD Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    DELL U2713HM
    Screen Resolution
    2560 x 1440
    Hard Drives
    Samsung 840 PRO 256GB SSD -- OS drive
    pair of 2 TB HP MB2000EAMZFs -- data/backups
    PSU
    Cooler Master V850
    Case
    Cooler Master HAF 932
    Cooling
    Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO
    Keyboard
    MS Ergonomic Keyboard 4000
    Mouse
    MS Comfort Optical Mouse 3000
    Browser
    mostly Firefox, some IE, some Chrome
    Antivirus
    Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2016 (16.0.0.614(a))
    Other Info
    - BIOS, drive firmware, drivers all latest

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#4
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.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8 Pro with Media Center/Windows 7
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    Asus M2N-MX SE Plus § DualCore AMD Athlon 64 X2, 2300 MHz (11.5 x 200) 4400+ § Corsair Value Select
    CPU
    AMD 4400+/4200+
    Motherboard
    Asus M2N-MX SE Plus/Asus A8M2N-LA (NodusM)
    Memory
    2 GB/3GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    GeForce 8400 GS/GeForce 210
    Sound Card
    nVIDIA GT218 - High Definition Audio Controller
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Hitachi 40" LCD HDTV
    Screen Resolution
    "1842 x 1036"
    Hard Drives
    WDC WD50 00AAKS-007AA SCSI Disk Device
    ST1000DL 002-9TT153 SCSI Disk Device
    WDC WD3200AAJB-00J3A0 ATA Device
    WDC WD32 WD-WCAPZ2942630 USB Device
    WD My Book 1140 USB Device
    PSU
    Works 550w
    Case
    MSI "M-Box"
    Cooling
    Water Cooled
    Keyboard
    Dell Keyboard
    Mouse
    Microsoft Intellimouse
    Internet Speed
    Cable Medium Speed
    Browser
    Chrome/IE 10
    Antivirus
    Eset NOD32 6.x/Win Defend
    Other Info
    Recently lost my Windows 8 on my main PC, had to go back to Windows 7.