Upgraded to Windows 8.1 from 8- want to revert to Windows 8 backup

Discussion in 'Paragon Drive Backup Product Line' started by anitje, Apr 11, 2014.

  1. anitje

    anitje Registered Member

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    Hi.

    I have a Lenovo Yoga 13 that came with Windows 8 installed. I backed up my system under Windows 8 with Paragon Backup and Recovery 2013.

    I upgraded to Windows 8.1 and I cannot get my system to work properly, despite hours on the phone with Lenovo tech support. According to the Lenovo rep, the only way I can go back to using Windows 8 is to wipe my entire system clean and start over with factory settings.

    Can I recover a previous backup I did with Paragon, and revert to Windows 8 that way?

    Is there a risk in doing so?

    Thanks.
     
  2. Robin A.

    Robin A. Registered Member

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    What exactly did you back up? The whole disk? Only the OS (Windows) partition? Several partitions?
    Also, please post a disk map of the current state of your disk as seen by Windows Disk Manager.
     
  3. anitje

    anitje Registered Member

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    Hi, Robin, and thank you.

    I ran the backup wizard . I think I backed up everything, but I am not sure. It took about 120 GB on an external drive- mostly files starting with the letters "img" followed by a long string of numbers, plus two smaller files (a .pbf file and a .pfi file) called "BACKUP" followed by a date .

    This is what I think you mean by a disk map....I hope I am right:

    Disk 0, Basic, 119.12 GB Online:
    -1000 MB Healthy (Recovery)
    -260 MB Healthy (EFI System Partition)
    -1000 MB Healthy (OEM Partition)
    -Windows8_OS (C:) 100.21 GB NTFS Healthy (Boot, Page File. Crash Dump, Primary Partition)
    -450 MB Healthy (Recovery Partition)
    -8 GB Healthy (Primary Partition)
    -8.25 GB Healthy (Recovery Partition) (This last item was in hatch marks)

    Disk 1 Removable 119.26 GB Online Unallocated (this refers to a Micro-SD card)
    -16 MB Unallocated Primary Partition
    - (E:) 119.25 GB exFAT Healthy (Primary Partition)


    Thanks a million for taking the time to review this for me.

    Michael
     
  4. anitje

    anitje Registered Member

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    My post above put smiley faces in place of the colon and parentheses indicating the C and E drives, which I think is funny. I think you probably figured that out.
     
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