Windows 10: System image restore fails

Discus and support System image restore fails in Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade to solve the problem; I'm replacing the hard drive on my laptop since my original is full. 1. Using Windows' Backup and Restore, I created a system image. 2. Since I do... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade' started by Eddie Ponce 1, Jul 5, 2018.

  1. System image restore fails


    I'm replacing the hard drive on my laptop since my original is full.


    1. Using Windows' Backup and Restore, I created a system image.

    2. Since I do not have a DVD drive, I created a Windows 10 install media (here) directly to a USB.

    3. I boot up using the USB and attempt to restore the image.


    I receive the following error -


    Windows cannot restore a system image to a computer that has different firmware. The system image was created on a computer using BIOS and this computer is using EFI.


    It's the same machine. I tried the same steps listed in this Microsoft Community question here. Didn't work.


    1. I went into the BIOS and disabled Legacy Support so it would boot up in UEFI.

    2. And vice versa, re-enabled it.

    3. Tried it with Secure Boot disabled as well.

    I'm not understanding why this is happening as everything has been done on the same laptop.

    Any ideas before I have to go out and purchase third party imaging/restore software?


    Thanks.



    :)
     
    Eddie Ponce 1, Jul 5, 2018
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  2. System image restore fails

    I'm replacing the hard drive on my laptop since my original is full.

    1. Using Windows' Backup and Restore, I created a system image.

    2. Since I do not have a DVD drive, I created a Windows 10 install media (here) directly to a USB.

    3. I boot up using the USB and attempt to restore the image.

    I receive the following error -

    Windows cannot restore a system image to a computer that has different firmware. The system image was created on a computer using BIOS and this computer is using EFI.

    It's the same machine. I tried the same steps listed in this Microsoft Community question

    here
    . Didn't work.

    1. I went into the BIOS and disabled Legacy Support so it would boot up in UEFI.

    2. And vice versa, re-enabled it.

    3. Tried it with Secure Boot disabled as well.

    I'm not understanding why this is happening as everything has been done on the same laptop.

    Any ideas before I have to go out and purchase third party imaging/restore software?

    Thanks.



     
    Eddie Ponce 1, Nov 11, 2018
    #2
  3. System Image Restore Failed

    Hi Danny,

    For possible troubleshooting steps, please check GuyOsherov's post through this

    link
    .

    Let us know how it goes.
     
    Antoneth Ber, Nov 11, 2018
    #3
  4. System image restore fails

    System Image Problem


    [table][tr][td]Version[/td] [td]Date[/td] [/tr] [tr][td]5.05[/td] [td]8/03/2009[/td] [/tr] [tr][td]5.08[/td] [td]7/21/2009[/td] [/tr] [/table]
    Which one is newer?
    Only 5.05 was offered on HP for the machine I linked.
    The description danced around some of the anomalies we're seen with drives.

    Since only 5.05 was offered, I questioned 5.08
    Guess we know the answer now - 5.05 failed to flash.
    We could spend time trying to figure that out, but IMO it's better on the back burner for now

    I think the next step is to try the Macrium sleight of hand to get the System Image restored.
    I'd like to get the System Image up and running to do the follwoing

    • Copy Nick's data to a folder off of the restored System Image C: drive

    • run a Belarc Advisor audit to collect license keys for Nick's software

    • there might be other data collection that Nick can do in preparation for the final step

    The final step is a clean install, install up-to-date MS and 3rd party software, and restore the copied personal data.

    Nick was having difficulty locating the outlook files in the System Image - so getting it back running live is the best I can think of.

    Thoughts, suggestions, and objections are always welcome and considered
     
    Slartybart, Nov 11, 2018
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