Windows 10 won't boot after imaging


Looking for easy ways khổng lồ create a ghost image of UEFI Windows 10, 11? Read this article carefully to get the detailed steps.



/ Last updateFebruary 16, 2022

The increasing needs of UEFIGhost image

It is increasingly popular khổng lồ install operating system on a GPT disk.This is partly due lớn the advantages of GPT disks over MBR disks, such as supporting disk space more than2TB, và partly due to the fact that more và more computers tư vấn UEFI bootwhich is necessary forGPT disks.

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If your Windows 10 operating system is installed on a GPT disk, you may want to lớn Ghost UEFI Windows 10 for system protection. This requirement is even more prevalent in the latest system Windows 11, because Microsoft requires PCs running Windows 11 khổng lồ use UEFI firmware for security reasons.

So, how can you Ghost UEFI Windows 10 or other OS properly?


How to lớn create UEFI Ghost image of Windows 10/11

First of all, the word "Ghost" here is actually an abbreviation for "General Hardware-Oriented System Transfer". So Ghost UEFI means creating an image that includes all the partitions needed to lớn run your system. This way you can use it to restore your computer lớn a normal state when your Windows 10,11 system fails.

However, some problems may arise when creating a complete UEFI image due lớn the GPT partitioning. To lớn GhostWindows 10, 11 more efficiently and safely, it is recommended khổng lồ use a professional backup program.

Ghost Windows 10 UEFI using AOMEI Backupper

For those who don"t want khổng lồ spend too much time studying the operation, AOMEI Backupper Professional may be one of the most hassle-free UEFI imaging tool.

Itoffers an intuitive interface khổng lồ help you ghost Windows 11/10/8.1/8/7/Vista/XP with several clicks. Once something bad lượt thích system crash or hard disk failure happens, you can quickly restore your computer lớn the normal state with the backup image. The best part is that you can even restore system image lớn dissimilar hardware.

In addition khổng lồ OS, it contains files, partitions anddisk backup features with complete schedule options to meetyour variousneeds. If you want totransferWindows 10 from one SSD to another or something lượt thích that, the System Clone features can also help you migrate operating system with secure boot.

Click the button below to tải về the không tính phí trial and have a try!

Now I will introduce how lớn create and restore a Ghost image using Windows 10 as an example.

How to Ghost UEFI Windows 10

Step 1. Run AOMEI Backupper.Click Backup & select System Backup.


Step 2. It will automatically select the system related partitions including ESP partition và MSR partition. You only need to lớn select a destination path khổng lồ store the image file. Then click Start Backup.


Other useful options:

How to lớn Restore UEFI Windows 10 ghost image

Step 1. ClickRestoreand then Select Task lớn load the backup task you created before. You can also click Select Image file to locate the image file directly.


Step 2. Select the system backup task & then clickNext.


Step 3. Select to restore the entire backup image or a partition in the image and clickNext.

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Step 4. At the Operation Summary page, preview the operation that will be executed và click Start Restore.


Tips: to lớn restore asystem image created onanother computer with different hardware, just tick "Universal Restore" before clicking "Start Restore".

(Alternative) Ghost UEFI Windows 10 with Ghost32

Ghost32 is another toolto create ghost image of Windows 10. But in this method, you need tomanually select system partitions and the operations can be a little difficult for computer novices.

Generally speaking, a GPT system disk has 2 more partitions besides the normal system partition. They are Microsoft reserved partition (MSR) & EFI system partition (ESP), và they are hidden in Windows. If you need to lớn ghost Windows 10 on a GPT disk, then you should selectthese 3 partitions at the same time.

1. Download Ghost32 and xuất hiện it. Click OK when the information screen appears.

2. Click Local & select Partition. Then click To Image.


3. Hold CTRL và select the 3 partitions, that is,system partition, MSR partition, & ESP partition.

4. Select a place lớn save the image backup. You can specify a name of the backup, for example, "win10.gho".

5. The tool will ask if you’d like to compress the backup. You can choose No, Fast, or High.

6. Click Yes when asked if you are ready to proceed.

7. Select Continue and then Quit khổng lồ exit the program.

With the ghost image created above, you can restore your system easily when problems occur:

1. Navigate toLocal->Partition->From Image.

2. Browse & select the image you wish khổng lồ deploy & clickOK.

3. Select the destination drive.

4. ClickYesand proceed with the image restoration.


To ghost UEFI Windows 10, you can use either Ghost32 or AOMEI Backupper. Compared khổng lồ Ghost32, AOMEI Backupper is smarter and more user-friendly. It can select system related partitions automatically when creating a system image. What’s more, AOMEI Backupper is professional system clone software which enables you khổng lồ migrate OS khổng lồ an SSD/HDD easily.

If you want to lớn protect unlimited computers within your company, you can pick AOMEI Backupper Technician. With the inbuilt AOMEI Image Deploy tool, you are also allowed to lớn deploy/restore system image tệp tin on server-side computer to lớn multiple client-side computers over network.