Having tried a multitude of imaging software such as BootIt Bare Metal, Active Disk Image, O&O DiskImage, etc none of them appear to be able to boot using their bootable media. I am unsure if this is because if I am doing some incorrectly or the device from which I am creating the bootable medium.
I have installed Windows AIK and ADK on a device that is running Windows 7 32-bit. The device does not feature UEFI nor Secure Boot. I am using this very device to create a bootable medium (WinPE) that will allow me to boot a device that is running Windows 8 64-bit and features UEFI & Secure Boot.
The intention of the bootable medium is to create an image or clone of the device that sports a pre-installed version of Windows 8 along with its native recovery partition.
Having trawled the interwebs, it appears that the bootable medium needs to be created on a device that has a 64-bit version of Windows installed so that I can boot into Windows 8. I have not had the same issue attempting to boot onto a 32-bit version of Windows 7. I don't yet have access to a 64-bit version of Windows 7 to see if there is a difference.
- Is this a reason why none of the imaging software appear to work when using their bootable media? If so, I am unsure why this isn’t documented anywhere.
- Is there a reason why I can’t use a 32-bit device to create bootable media for a 64-bit device that features UEFI and Secure Boot