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    Issue with Windows 8 image

    Hi all, here's the issue i'm having,

    I have an Acer TravelMate P253-E with windows 8 pro 64 bit installed
    I'm using Active@ Boot Disk 7.1.0 to create an image, I get it to verify the image and after viewing the log can see that no errors have occurred

    Now for the second laptop, again this is a P253-E, again im using Active Boot, the image restores but with errors, after viewing the log I see the following warnings;

    Failed to assign a drive letter G: to restored partition
    Please reboot your computer to finalize changes

    So after restarting the laptop, I immediately get taken to the windows 8 recovery screen, where I cant do ANYTHING, no matter what option I choose it simply goes back to this screen

    ive tried changing settings in the BIOS, changing the AHCI to IDE and legacy to UEFI and back again, no change

    we suspect it could be something to do with the EFI we just don't know what


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    Just had a thought...

    The actual format of the disk within Windows... Is it a GPT disk instead of the "old" fashion MBR disk?

    If it is, try following the instructions here.

    If it works, we'll just re-post the instructions here (and in the KB at work) in case that site is taken down

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    Can I just update this topic...since we had an engineer brick our laptop, I got it restored with a newer BIOS, exact same model as this laptop.

    I did the following to get MBR on this laptop.

    Set BIOS to UEFI
    Add supervisor password
    Turn off secure boot
    Run through windows install

    The HDD from here was MBR and not GPT

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    We have been imaging Windows 8 for a few months now using Symantec Ghost but we still have to go in and do what nephilim has already stated.. if you do not change the BIOS to UEFI the image fails to load every time.. at least that has been our experience.

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