Imaging a UEFI GPT OS drive

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  1. Dan_Br

    Dan_Br New Member

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    I read the guide on Faster boot times
    http://www.thessdreview.com/ssd-gui...ete-guide-to-speeding-up-your-pcs-boot-times/

    and where talks about the difference with MBR and GPT it says
    "The key point to note here is that, when booting off a legacy MBR installation, the BIOS boot option will be the OS drive’s name. When booting off a UEFI GPT installation, the boot option will no longer be the physical drive’s name, but an option called Windows Boot Manager. Windows 8 and newer supports this type of boot mode by default"

    Does that mean that what I am familiar with as "C" drive will now be listed as Windows Boot Manager once the OS is loaded?
    If true will Imaging software like Acronis, see that drive if I want to image my install?
    Thanks

    as usual I am just beyond my understanding of terms and such
     
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    Sean Webster Das Schweebie Staff Member

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    No. Only in the UEFI it will stated Windows Boot Manager. In Windows the "C" drive is still the "C" drive.


    Acronis has no issues imaging a GPT install.
     
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    Thanks again
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