Restore 8.1 image backup, 8.1 not installed?

Discussion in 'Windows 8' started by TimmyP, Oct 19, 2013.

  1. TimmyP

    TimmyP MDL Novice

    Feb 20, 2008
    Made an image of my Windows 7 x64 system drive.
    Installed Windows 8 and 8.1 to try uefi.
    Made a system image backup in Windows 8.1.
    Erased drive and restored Windows 7 image with install disk repair tools. (switched back to BIOS from UEFI)
    Back on 7 with an 8.1 UEFI install backup image, tried wiping drive and using the Windows 8 pro repair tools to restore the image. (set bios back to UEFI and formatted drive for UEFI first)

    The restore wont work. Any way to do it?

    Im using the built in Windows image backup with my images on a secondary drive.

    Trying to see if the preview can do it in a bit, but idk.

    Thanks for any input...