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Ultimate Geek
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Topic # 190788 12-Jan-2016 11:32
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I have a win7 .gho image which was built for non-uefi. Is there a way i can convert this to gpt so i can image a pc with uefi.

I tried turning off uefi and boot the drive that was imaged using .gho but sys doesnt detect the hdd.

Any advises

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  Reply # 1468345 12-Jan-2016 11:49
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From what I've worked out using Lenovo tablets with UEFI. It's network or bust.

Even the factory image is an approved UEFI keyed USB stick that loads PE, disables a lot of the checks and enables write before copying data to the partition

You might be best to work out using the old guides how to make a local PXE server with basic PE image and mount the image as a source for files to dump it on

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  Reply # 1468417 12-Jan-2016 13:28
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MBR and GPT are two different partition table types, also different boot environments - I dont beleive it is possible. You may be able to take the main OS volume and cloning that to a GPT partition, booting from the windows DVD in UEFI mode and running a boot repair.. it MAY find the OS and setup the boot portion of the disk for you?


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  Reply # 1468605 12-Jan-2016 16:59
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I have tried this previously. What I did was start a enw UEFI install (note the board had to be in UEFI only mode) which created the partitions for GPT. Then close the backup to the main system partition and run a boot repair?

It would be good if there was a utility for like GPT conversion.

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Ultimate Geek
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  Reply # 1476035 21-Jan-2016 12:07
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Thanks for all the suggestions.
I used bonkas trick and it worked

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Master Geek
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  Reply # 1476659 22-Jan-2016 11:01
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Ahh Neat! Glad it worked for you, Id never actually tried it - Just a quick thought it might work haha :)

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