Beware of a backup restore problem on new PCs with Win8 pre-installed.

Started Jan 10, 2013 | Discussions thread
skyglider
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Re: Beware of a backup restore problem on new PCs with Win8 pre-installed.
In reply to madpanther, Jan 11, 2013

madpanther wrote:

Have you been able to create a backup using Macrium Reflect on the XPS8500 ?
if so how ?... Mine won't do it !

I just downloaded Reflect Free 5.1, installed it and ran it.  It did the backup without any issues.  I did a write up on the restore problem I had here:

http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/post/50639826

Disabling secure mode won't cause an issue. I had to do this when Win 8 did an update and the PC wouldn't boot. Once it had re booted a couple of times I could re enable secure boot and it's fine.

Thanks for that info.  The Windows PE version of Reflect's rescue CD seems to work so I probably won't need to get the Linux version working.  The problem with Reflect Free appears to be that it won't restore all partitions to a smaller drive as described in the link above.

Thanks,
Sky

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