This question is a (belated) follow-up to my previous question about restoring Windows 10 to an empty disk using a Windows recovery USB. That, unfortunately, isn't possible.
Now, I'm hoping to make a complete image of the drive (an SSD on
/dev/nvme0n1), delete all partitions and the partition table and clear the drive completely, do some other things (install Linux, etc.), then, if necessary, wipe the drive and partition table again and restore the image to get Windows 10 back to its current state.
Is this possible with Clonezilla, or will the structure that Microsoft uses on the disk cause problems, e.g. the separate boot and recovery partitions?
I'm asking instead of just trying this myself because if I try this and the restore doesn't work, I've completely hosed this machine as far as Windows is concerned, and since it's an OEM installation, I don't have any installation media to restore it back to its original state.
If this is possible, is there anything specific I should be aware of when I make the image? Any special command I need to use with Clonezilla? Like I said, I'm trying to get all the details ironed out before I attempt this and possibly screw up the machine.