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Full-System Restore to a GPT disk on a UEFI System

I recently replaced my 120GB SSD with a 500GB SSD and decided to restore my last full backup from my Server Essentials Server instead of installing the OS from scratch. Unfortunately, I kept getting a disk that would not boot after the restore completed. After some research, I found that I need to set-up and define the EFI and MSR partitions on the new uninitialized disk in order for Server Essentials to detect that it needed to restore the boot information. These are the commands that I needed to execute:

select disk 0
clean
convert gpt
create partition primary size=300
format quick fs=ntfs
set id="de94bba4-06d1-4d40-a16a-bfd50179d6ac"
gpt attributes=0x8000000000000001
 
create partition efi size=100
format quick fs=fat32
 
create partition msr size=128
 
create partition primary 
format quick fs=ntfs
 
list volume
exit

However, After the restore was complete, I'd get a 0xC0000225 error telling me that I need to “repair” my system. That was easy enough to fix using the following steps:

  1. Boot to the Windows 8 CD and Repair option.
  2. On the next screen, choose Troubleshoot option.
  3. Choose Advanced Options.
  4. Choose Command Prompt and log in if prompted.
  5. Using the DiskPart tool:
    select disk 0
    select volume 2 (the C: drive)
    assign driveletter=c:
    exit
  6. Then I executed the following commands:
    bootrec /rebuildbcd
    bootrec /fixmbr
  7. Once that was complete, I rebooted the computer and Windows booted without any further issues…
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