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    Question Recovering Win 8.1 System Backup of UEFI Booted System With Acronis TI

    I have Windows 8.1 installed on a Basic GPT disk for UEFI boot. I have created a full System Image backup on a removable USB hard drive using Acronis True Image (TI) 2014. If I have reason to recover the full system image, am I correct regarding the following:

    1. I will have to boot into BIOS and make the necessary change to allow MBR boot from the TI Recovery Disk.
    2. I will use TI to recover the System image from the removable USB hard drive.
    3. I must then restart the PC via BIOS setup to enable UEFI boot once again.
    4. And "Voila" my system will have been fully recovered.....or am I incorrect?

    In other words: Will the TI System image be a full backup of the entire system disk (in other words, will it include the EFI partition and the other "compulsory" partitions, or not? If not, how else would I restore a corrupted system disk without a clean installation of all software?
    (My Setup: 3,70GHz Intel Core i7-4820K CPU; MSI Military Class iii X79A-GD45 Plus Motherboard; Win 8.1 Pro (64 bit); 16GB RAM; SAMSUNG SD840 PRO SSD (6GB/SATA III); Seagate 2TB Barracuda SATA6G HDD; GeForceGTX 760 2GB Graphics Card; Office 2013 Prof (32-bit); MS Project 2013 (32-bit); Acronis TI 2014 Premium, NIS 2014, etc). (UEFI-booted). WD My Book 3 1TB USB External Backup Drive)

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    Your system should happily boot from the recovery CD without BIOS changes. After that it's follow the steps shown in the TI help - see "Recovering your system".

    cheers, Paul

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    @Paul T: Many thanks for your prompt reply. Much appreciated! (I will report back within 24 hours only if it DOES NOT work(!)
    (My Setup: 3,70GHz Intel Core i7-4820K CPU; MSI Military Class iii X79A-GD45 Plus Motherboard; Win 8.1 Pro (64 bit); 16GB RAM; SAMSUNG SD840 PRO SSD (6GB/SATA III); Seagate 2TB Barracuda SATA6G HDD; GeForceGTX 760 2GB Graphics Card; Office 2013 Prof (32-bit); MS Project 2013 (32-bit); Acronis TI 2014 Premium, NIS 2014, etc). (UEFI-booted). WD My Book 3 1TB USB External Backup Drive)

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    TI will restore everything you choose from what you backed up. What I can't tell is whether you will have to disable Secure Boot, to be able to boot from the TI boot media.
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    @ruirib: Many thanks. Yes, I think disabling Secure Boot would be necessary (I have chosen not to use it, any way!)
    Interestingly, my BIOS disables "boot from hard drive" when selecting "Enable UEFI boot". A nuisance, but not a serious problem.
    (My Setup: 3,70GHz Intel Core i7-4820K CPU; MSI Military Class iii X79A-GD45 Plus Motherboard; Win 8.1 Pro (64 bit); 16GB RAM; SAMSUNG SD840 PRO SSD (6GB/SATA III); Seagate 2TB Barracuda SATA6G HDD; GeForceGTX 760 2GB Graphics Card; Office 2013 Prof (32-bit); MS Project 2013 (32-bit); Acronis TI 2014 Premium, NIS 2014, etc). (UEFI-booted). WD My Book 3 1TB USB External Backup Drive)

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