I have purchased a new computer for and with Windows 8.0 64 bits, since my old one from 2007 with Windows XP prof is getting "old".
The computer setup is as follows:
1 MSI Z77A-G41, socket 1155 MoBo;
1 Intel Core i3-3225 Processor;
2 Kingston ValueRAM 8GB DDR3-1333 Memory Kit's;
1 MSI N210-MD1GD3H/LP, Grahpical Adapter
2 Samsung 840 Pro MZ-7PD128BW, 128GB SSD's.
The shop placed Windows 8.1 (after the PC had been sent back for some repair!) on SSD 0,which shows following in Drive Management:
Partition 1: System (E:) 450MB NTFS Allright (Active, Primary partition),
Partition 2: (G:) 108,80GB NTFS Allright (Primary partition),
Partition 3: 10,00GB Allright (Repair partition).
I installed Windows 8.0 from the setup DVD on to SSD 1. I made an image, the way described above and after that placed it back on the same SSD 1. This all worked fine and after that I could nicely start-up with SSD 1
On SSD 1 following is shown:
Partition 1: Reserved by system 350MB NTFS Allright (System, Active, Primary partition),
Partition 2: (C: ) 118,90GB NTFS Allright, Wisselbestand (=dutch, could it be Exchange files in english?), Crashdump, Primary partition.
From SSD 0, I have made an image the way described above and tried to install it on SSD 1, the way described above. This however did not work.
The repair procedure found the exact image and showed the correct details, so I clicked "Next". In the window "Other options"also "Next", etc.
After that following was shown:
Repary of the system copy failed.
Details: The processor architecture of the system version from Windows repair environment is not equal to those of the computer from which the back-up was made. A back-up from a x64 based Vista-computer can e.g. only being repaired with (here the sentence stopped) "Close".
Who can help , or explain?
With my old computer with Windos XP I made images, using Ghost32 version 8.2. This worked fine. And I could place any partition-image on any drive in that computer. That all went well.
Now with Windows 8, I feel a bit lost, because the same Ghost did not work. To make an image seemed to work allright, but replacing it to the same drive showed a blew screen with options F8 and Enter, telling me that parts were missing and that I should go to the supplier.
F8 and Enter did not do a thing. So there I also was in the dark!