Nowadays, more and more computers support UEFI boot. As you know, GPT partition is required for UEFI boot. GPT partition can support a large volume space that is more than 2TB. It is increasingly popular for users to install the system on GPT disk. Many users would like to clone Windows 10 when they buy a new computer or new large SSD. If this is your case, Ghost disk is a good way.
How to Ghost system in detailed steps?
Generally speaking, the GPT disk has two more partitions besides system partition. They are MSR and ESP partition and they are hidden in Windows. If you need to backup GPT system partition, you should backup these 3 partitions at the same time. How to backup them together in the same Ghost file? You can follow the steps below to ghost UEFI image.
Step 1. Download Ghost32 and open it. Click OK when the information screen appears.
Step 2. Click Local and select Partition. Then click To Image.
Step 3. Press CTRL and select the 3 partitions including system partition, MSR partition, and ESP partition.
Step 4. Select a place to save the image backup. You can specify a name of the backup, for example, win10.gho.
Step 5. The tool will ask if you’d like to compress the backup, you can choose "No", "Fast", or "High".
Step 6. Click Yes when asked if you are ready to proceed.
Step 7. With the Ghost image create above, you can restore it to a new computer or disk easily. Navigate to Local ->Partition ->From Image.
Step 8. Browse and select the image you wish to deploy and click OK.
Step 9. Select the destination drive.
Step 10. Click OK and proceed with the image restoration.
An easier way to Ghost system in Windows 10
To Ghost system with Ghost32, it probably misses the System Reserved partition because you have to manually select it. Also, it is not user-friendly and may cause much inconvenience. Here I’d like to recommend an easier way to Ghost system.
AOMEI Backupper Professional edition is easy-to-use backup and restore software. It can easily to image the system. Once something bad like system crash or hard disk failure happen to your computer, you can quickly restore it to the normal state with the image backup. The best part is that you can even restore the system to a dissimilar hardware. Follow the steps below to Ghost system. You may want to give its 30-Day Free Trial a shot to experience first.
Step 1. Download AOMEI Backupper and install the software. Click Backup and select System Backup.
Step 2. It will automatically select the system partition for you including ESP partition and MSR partition. You only need to select another location as destination path at Step2. Then click Start Backup.
Step 3. To restore the image, click Restore and select the system image backup you created before and click Next.
Step 4. Select a backup point and then click Next.
Step 5. Select a destination location for the image that you wish to restore and click Next.
Step 6. At Operation Summary page, preview the operation that will be executed and click Start Restore.
If you want to adjust the partition size, in the left bottom click "Edit partitions on destination disk".
If you restore to SSD, tick the option "Align partition to optimize for SSD".
If your system image is from another computer, you should tick "Enable Universal Restore".
To restore saved backup images when necessary, please click Restore and then follow the on-screen wizard to complete recovery. AOMEI Backupper is not just UEFI imaging software, but also a system clone software. You can also migrate OS to another hard drive easily with System Clone feature.